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National Federation of the Blind press releases

James Gashel to Work Full-time on Flagship Reading Technology

Baltimore, Maryland (April 9, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that James Gashel, the organization’s Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives, will leave that position in July following the NFB national convention, while remaining in other leadership roles he holds in the organization.  Effective April 1, Mr.

National Federation of the Blind and Massachusetts Reach Agreement with Nation’s Largest ATM Deployer

Baltimore, Maryland (June 27, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind persons, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Cardtronics Inc., which has the largest ATM network in the United States, today announced a landmark agreement that will make the vast majority of the ATMs owned, sold, or serviced by Cardtronics accessible to the blind

United Airlines Discriminates Against Blind Passengers

San Francisco, California (October 25, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for accessible technology, and three blind individuals—Michael Hingson, Mike May, and Tina Thomas—who reside in California and frequently fly U

NFB-NEWSLINE® Adds Five Meredith Magazines to Lineup

Baltimore, Maryland (March 23, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE®—its free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications as well as TV and job listings—has partnered with Meredith Corp

The Blind Will Soon Be Able to Bank with BECU Through Mobile and Online Banking

SEATTLE (June 6, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), its Washington affiliate, and three blind individuals have reached an agreement with the Boeing Employees’ Credit Union (BECU). As a part of this agreement, BECU will work in collaboration with NFB and its members to make its website and mobile banking app fully accessible to blind customers.

Party Platforms Call for End to Subminimum Wage

Baltimore, Maryland (July 26, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded language in the platforms of both major political parties that calls for the end of the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.