Tag Archives: NFB

National Federation of the Blind Announces Scholarship Finalists

andy/ May 7, 2020/ blindness, NFB

Baltimore, Maryland (May 6, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal education of the blind, today announced the finalists for its annual scholarship program, which provides financial assistance and connects students with mentoring and other resources. The thirty scholarship finalists are listed below in alphabetical order with their home states and vocational goals.

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Accessibility Barriers on Forty-eight State Coronavirus Websites

andy/ May 1, 2020/ accessibility, blindness, NFB

The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, responded today to a recent survey finding accessibility barriers on forty-eight of fifty state websites that provide critical information about the coronavirus pandemic. The survey was commissioned by The Markup and conducted by Web AIM, a widely respected web accessibility organization. Web AIM tested the sites with

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Blind Americans Settle Lawsuit against Social Security Administration

andy/ March 13, 2020/ blindness

Blind Americans Settle Lawsuit against Social Security Administration The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, and two blind individuals, Lisa Irving and Amy Bonano, have reached a court-ordered settlement of the lawsuit they filed in 2017 against the Social Security Administration (SSA). Under the settlement agreement, the SSA will make improvements to the visitor

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