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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Social Security Administration to remove English communication disability benefit rule

The Social Security Administration is working to modernize the rules and standards used to evaluate how disability benefits are determined. The Administration will no longer be using the inability to communicate in English as a factor in awarding disability benefits. effective April 27, 2020, The change eliminates the education category–inability to communicate in English from …

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Take the 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Survey

The 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Survey is now collecting responses from professionals across roles and industries through February 2020. Take the 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Survey and tell G3ict about your organization’s accessibility program. Last year, 550 people participated in the survey. To access key findings from last year, Download the 2019 State …

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