2020 National Federation of the Blind Convention Goes Virtual

2020 National Federation of the Blind Convention Goes Virtual The National Federation of the Blind will hold its national convention beginning July 14, 2020 with virtual events and local, in-person gatherings where appropriate. The convention was originally scheduled to take place in Houston, Texas. The change of plans is in response to the public health, …

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Blind Americans Discriminated by Restaurants and Other Services During COVID-19 Crisis

On April 3, 2020 The National Federation of the Blind demanded that restaurants, banks, and other businesses, as well as drive-through COVID-19 testing facilities, provide equal service to blind customers, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, whether the blind customer is on foot or in a vehicle. Many businesses are offering drive-through service …

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NFB Urges Governors to Issue Accessible Executive Orders Regarding COVID-19

Baltimore, Maryland (March 23, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for accessibility, urged the governors of all states and territories to ensure that their executive orders regarding the coronavirus emergency are posted to the Internet in accessible formats that blind people using screen access technology can easily download and read. …

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COVID-19 Information Available in Braille and Audio Via NFB Newsline

In response to the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the National Federation of the Blind has decided to provide up-to-date information to all eligible subscribers of the service. COVID-19 updates are available in the Breaking News Online category of NFB-NEWSLINE. This information is being obtained by the system searching the thirty-four publications in the …

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Blind Americans Settle Lawsuit against Social Security Administration to Improve Access to Kiosks

The National Federation 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 intake processing kiosks (VIPr kiosks) at its field offices so …

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COVID-19 Guidance for NFB Leaders, affiliate boards and chapter presidents

National Federation of the Blind Response to COVID-19 Attending a Federation event is a personal decision to be made based upon your current health status and, when appropriate, in consultation with medical professionals. For the latest facts about the virus, we encourage accessing reliable information from sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or …

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