A young man walks along the side of a road with his guide dog.
Posted by Valerie Yingling | 06/04/2018 | Advocacy
In May 2017, NFB initiated a rideshare testing program in response to our new settlement agreements with Uber and Lyft. Both rideshare companies had committed to changes intended to eliminate driver discrimination against travelers with service animals. So now, one year into our three-year testing program, are Uber and Lyft demonstrating improvement? The answer is complicated. Read more Rideshare Testing: After One Year, How Are Uber and Lyft Doing?...
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...
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...
Marilyn Green in front of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.
Posted by Marilyn Green | 02/23/2018 | Advocacy, Stories
When nearly five hundred blind Americans travel to Capitol Hill with our long white canes in hand and a call to increase the independence of blind people nationwide, the United States Congress knows that the members of the National Federation of the Blind have mobilized for security, equality, and opportunity. Read more Growing in Confidence at Washington Seminar...
Posted by NFB Government Affairs Team | 11/28/2017 | Advocacy
Much attention has been given to Congress’s planned tax reform efforts and the varied effects those changes will have on Americans. However, one aspect of the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that no one seems to be talking about is the drastic effect it will have on people with disabilities. Read more Catastrophic Impact on Vocational Rehabilitation...
Mark Riccobono addresses the crowd at the Great Gathering In.
Posted by Chris Danielsen | 02/08/2017 | Advocacy
With a new administration in Washington promising sweeping change, many wonder what the prospects for legislative success are in the rapidly evolving political environment. Read more National Federation of the Blind Celebrates a Successful Washington Seminar...