Government Affairs


Washington Seminar

Federal Legislation

Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act (H.R. 1772) (S. 2138) 

Access Technology Affordability Act (H.R. 1734) (S. 732)

Appropriation to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) for the Purchase of Refreshable Braille Devices

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled

Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act (TIME Act) (H.R. 1377)

Equal Access to Air Travel for Service-Disabled Veterans

Model State Legislation

Model Accessible State Voting Bill

Model State Braille Literacy Bill

Model Parental Rights Bill

Model State Randolph-Sheppard Law

Model White Cane Law

Federal Regulations

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Final Rules

Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act - Final Rules

DOJ’s Document explaining the agency’s decision to push back the release of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the ADA accessibility guidelines to cover websites 

Department of Education’s Dear Colleague letter regarding instruction in Braille under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Federal Program Announcements

Check this section for information on federal programs such as:

Information on SSA's Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) Pilot Program

Information on Substantial Gainful Activity

NFB Comments and Sign Ons

NFB comments regarding accessible video games

National Council of State Agencies for the Blind comments on elimination of federal funding for public vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

NFB comments regarding regulations for increased described television programming

NFB comments regarding the evaluation of existing regulations by the Department of Education

NFB comments with the Association of People
Supporting Employment First (APSE) and the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD) in support of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

NFB Supports the Definition of "Competitive Integrated Employment" in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

NFB comments with the National Disability Rights Network and American Civil Liberties Union regarding prisoners with disabilities

Updated Opposition to H.R. 620

NFB comments on broadband medical technology

NFB Opposes Privatization of Interstate Rest Areas

NFB Opposes H.R. 620

NFB comments on regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

NFB comments with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities regarding HR 620

NFB comments in support of Requirements for Emergency Information and Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

NFB v PARCC Settlement Agreement

NFB comments regarding the issue of nondiscrimination against passengers with disabilities in air travel (80 FR 75953)

NFB comments regarding SSDI earnings cliff

NFB comments regarding Guidance Under Section 529A: Qualified ABLE Programs (IRS REG-102837-15)


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

ADA Publications and Resources

Copyright Exemption Amendments

Free Matter Mailing Regulations

IDEA Reauthorization, 2004

IDEA Regulations

States with Braille Literacy Laws

The Randolph-Sheppard Act

The Randolph-Sheppard Regulations

The Rehabilitation Act

Vocational Rehabilitation Regulations 

Separate Agencies for the Blind