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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CoronaVirus Restrictions Put Extra Burden on Blind Community

The Novel CoronaVirus outbreak has forced millions of people around the world to limit what and who they touch, and stay in place in the absence of a vaccine or treatment. For the blind community, these restrictions create additional obstacles that may contribute to their already vulnerable state, experts said. Working and studying from home, …

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National Federation of the Blind COVID-19 Policy Relating to Public Events

The National Federation of the Blind is closely following the rapidly evolving situation with respect to the novel coronavirus and its associated illness known as COVID-19. Since we issued our initial guidance on this situation on March 11, public officials across the nation have escalated their response to the virus and issued new and more …

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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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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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Complete 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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Summer Experience Camp – Making Teens Unstoppable!

Summer Experience Camp is a week of fun, friendship and skill building. The program combines activities like ziplining and tandem biking with independence building exercises and things exclusively Leader Dog—GPS training and spending time with future Leader Dogs. The combination helps increase independent travel skills, interpersonal skills and leadership skills. The free program is for …

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2020 Scholarship Program

Each year, our organization awards a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The NFB Scholarship Program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. The cash value of our thirty scholarships, generally ranging from $3,000 to $12,000, is only one aspect of this …

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Free for Blind and Low Vision High School Students: NFB Engineering Summer Program

NFB EQ (the National Federation of the Blind Engineering Quotient program) is a week-long summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States. NFB EQ is jam-packed with fun and learning. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem solving …

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