Four blind students work on laptop computers while wearing headphones.
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 05/31/2018 | Advocacy, Education
The National Federation of the Blind is actively engaged in improving access to education for blind students. Our activities on this front include our push for passage of the AIM HIGH Act, our self-advocacy in Higher Education Toolkit to help students assert their rights, and, when necessary, the filing of discrimination complaints against colleges and universities. Read more Disturbing Developments at the Department of Education...
Mark Riccobono opens a box to retrieve his package from an Amazon Locker.
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 05/03/2018 | Access Technology, Stories
The National Federation of the Blind is the voice of the nation’s blind. We work to ensure that blind people can be fully participating members of our communities. More and more, our ability to participate in our communities and live the lives we want depends on the accessibility of the commonplace technologies being implemented throughout our environments. Read more A Talking Locker...
A young blind man sits at a picnic table in the park using a laptop.
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 04/26/2018 | Access Technology, Advocacy
The National Federation of the Blind engages in strategic legal action to defend the rights and advance the equality of blind people. While we do not have the financial resources to assist every blind individual who experiences discrimination, we help individuals bring legal action where we believe that the result is likely to be important systemic change. Read more Equal Treatment in the Workplace Means Equal Access to Technology...
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Posted by Mark Riccobono | 09/29/2017 | General
This hurricane season has been particularly harsh on our Federation family in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Harvey, we shared information on our efforts to help blind people impacted by the storm. Read more An Update on the National Federation of the Blind Hurricane Relief Project...
President Mark Riccobono stands at a podium to address the crowd at USDOT's Vision for Safety event.
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 09/12/2017 | Access Technology
On September 12, 2017, National Federation of the Blind President Mark Riccobono attended a Vision for Safety event held by the US Department of Transportation to announce new guidelines for autonomous vehicles. Read more President Riccobono Speaks on the Importance of Accessibility in Autonomous Vehicles...
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Posted by Mark Riccobono | 09/05/2017 | General
During the past week, many members of the National Federation of the Blind have reached out with offers of support for blind individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Read more National Federation of the Blind Hurricane Harvey Relief Project...

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