In order to make current news about the COVID-19 pandemic available to all blind people, the National Federation of the Blind is making the “Breaking News” section of our NFB-NEWSLINE service available throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico, for sixty days beginning March 16.
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The National Federation of the Blind has released version 3.0 of NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile to the Apple App Store. The brand new, redesigned app not only allows subscribers to access all of the content available through NFB-NEWSLINE from their iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device, but includes a free basic version of the KNFB Reader mobile app.
National Federation of the Blind Applauds the Introduction of the Access Technology Affordability Act in the Senate
Baltimore, Maryland (February 5, 2021): The National Federation of the Blind, the premier membership and advocacy organization of blind Americans, applauds the introduction of the Access Technology Affordability Act of 2021 in the United States Senate (S. 212) by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator John Boozman (R-AR).
The National Federation of the Blind would like to express its deepest appreciation and warmest sympathies to the friends and family of Dr. Donald Capps, who passed away on November 6, 2019.
The National Federation of the Blind is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Guidance to state affiliates, local chapters, and affiliated training programs regarding this situation has been provided and we will continue to coordinate resources across the country.
For eighty years, the National Federation of the Blind has viewed addressing discrimination and promoting equality as essential elements of our work. Today we stand in solidarity with the black community in their fight for justice and in their pursuit of equal treatment under the law.
Baltimore, Maryland (December 8, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, today congratulated Dr. Sachin D. Pavithran, who has just been appointed as the new executive director of the United States Access Board.
Baltimore (November 2, 2021): The National Federation of the Blind, the transformative membership and advocacy organization of blind Americans, today urged House and Senate leaders to restore a critical provision to the Build Back Better legislation scheduled for a vote this week.
The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the new “public charge rule” issued on August 12.
Rachel Olivero (1982-2019) was a dedicated member and leader of the nation’s blind, a well-known accessibility expert, and a friend to many. She tirelessly devoted herself to her role as head of the organizational technology group at the National Federation of the Blind, a position from which she leveraged her passion to change the understanding of accessibility everywhere she could by raising the competency of her peers, and challenging companies and organizations to stop making excuses and start building accessible from the beginning.