Apply for 2021 NFB Scholarships

Every year, the National Federation of the Blind awards more than $120,000 to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations. Each scholarship winner is awarded based on their academic excellence, community service, and leadership. The application process is open and we …

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Letter to Indiana Secretary of State Demanding the Blind be Able to Vote from Home

Office of the Indiana Secretary of State 200 W. Washington St., Room 201 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Secretary of State Lawson and Election Administrators: The American Council of the Blind of Indiana and the National Federation of the Blind of Indiana, jointly and together, on behalf of Indiana’s community of people who are blind, request a …

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Indiana NFB 2020 Scholarship Program Finalist

We congradulate Indiana resident Marie Villaneda, pursuing her goal of becoming an Orientation and Mobility Instructor; one of thirty finalists for the National Federation of the Blind annual scholarship program, providing financial assistance and connecting students with mentoring and other resources. Vocation specialties of the thirty finalists include: Access Technology Specialist, Actuary, Animal Genetics and …

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NFB Asks Court to Require Acceptance of E-signatures for Social Security Disability Applicants

Four plaintiffs along with the National Federation of the Blind, are suing the Social Security Administration in federal court. They seek a court order requiring SSA to allow e-signatures on applications rather than requiring a “wet-ink” signature when the applicant is using an attorney or other authorized representative. SSA does not require wet-ink signatures for …

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