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2010-07-29 11:30:00

BALTIMORE, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commended Amazon on the unveiling of a new, accessible Kindle. Amazon announced Wednesday that the new Kindle will come equipped with a voice guide that reads all menu options aloud so blind and other print-disabled people can navigate the device menus. Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "We commend Amazon on the unveiling of a new Kindle that blind and...

2010-07-27 16:16:00

National Federation of the Blind Commends Copyright Ruling BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest nationwide organization of blind Americans and the leading advocate for access to digital information by the blind, commented today on the renewal of a ruling from the Librarian of Congress that allows the circumvention of digital rights management (DRM) technology by blind people seeking equal access to e-books. The ruling states that...

2010-07-22 08:15:00

Family Reunited After Wrongful Seizure of Child INDEPENDENCE, Mo., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and its Missouri affiliate announced today that they have succeeded in a legal fight to bring a two-month-old infant, Mikaela Sinnett, home to her parents, Blake Sinnett and Erika Johnson of Independence. The NFB of Missouri hired an attorney to assist the couple after Mikaela was taken from them at Centerpoint Hospital almost immediately after...

2010-07-06 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, is proud to announce it has entered into an agreement with Quayside Publishing Group to provide rich, highly-formatted content on Blio. Blio is the revolutionary e-reader software application created by K-NFB Reading Technology and powered by Baker & Taylor. Quayside is a specialty publisher whose imprints publish more than 300 new...

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2010-07-03 08:40:00

Researchers at Virginia Tech and have partnered with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) for an upcoming demonstration of a prototype vehicle equipped with new technology that allows a blind person to independently drive a car. The custom Ford Escape prototype, which uses non-visual interface technology, is scheduled for a public demonstration as part of the pre-race activities at the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 29, 2011. A blind person, who has yet to be selected, will drive...

2010-07-02 06:21:00

NFB, Virginia Tech, and Grand-Am Form Historic Partnership to Advance Innovative Technology DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) announced today that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently. The vehicle is scheduled to be demonstrated to the...

2010-06-29 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, is proud to announce it has entered into an agreement with F+W Media, Inc., to provide rich, highly-formatted content on Blio. Blio is the revolutionary e-reader software application created by K-NFB Reading Technology and powered by Baker & Taylor. F+W Media is a leading content provider releasing more than 600 new book titles...

2010-06-28 08:22:00

Expected to Be Largest Disability Conference This Year DALLAS, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by National Federation of the Blind: Event: National Federation of the Blind Annual National Convention Dates: July 3-8, 2010 Place: Hilton Anatole Hotel 2201 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207 Attention Editors: Groundbreaking Driving Technology for the Blind to Be Demonstrated In 2004 the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) issued the Blind Driver...

2010-05-19 12:29:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Automakers today announced their support of legislation aimed at maintaining the mobility and independence of the blind around ever-quieter autos, by requiring a vehicle sound to assist the blind in detecting nearby hybrid or electric autos. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers joined the National Federation of the Blind, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers and the American Council of the Blind in signing a letter of...

2010-05-19 10:53:00

Urge Passage as Part of Motor Vehicle Safety Act BALTIMORE, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) announced today that they have agreed on proposed legislative language that will protect blind pedestrians and others from the danger posed by silent vehicle technology. The four organizations are...