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National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

NFB Calls for Accessible Voting: Online Ballot Marking

August 2014 – In preparation of the 2014 Congressional Elections, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is compelling states to make online ballot-marking systems accessible to voters with disabilities. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) requires all states allow certain U.S. citizens to vote by absentee ballot in federal elections.

NFB Calls for ADA Internet Regulations

July 2014 – The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) concluded their 2014 National Convention with a unanimous vote urging the Obama administration to issue Internet regulations in compliance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  More than twenty-five hundred members of the NFB adopted the resolution, noting the need for accessible website design and content that allows access to the Internet through computerized speech software or Braille conversion. President of the NFB, Dr.

National Federation of the Blind 2014 National Convention

The National Federation of the Blind will hold its 2014 National Convention July 1-6, 2014 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. During this annual convention, board members and national officers are elected; important decisions are made regarding the organization and next year’s policies. The conference typically sees an average attendance of around 3k attendees. Preregistration for the event is currently open. 

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 10:00pm

New International Treaty for Accessible Books

June 2013 — The World Intellectual Property Organization met at the end of June to finalize the terms of a treaty, which would legally allow for copyrighted material to be made accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Currently, less than one percent of all the world’s books are available in accessible formats including Braille, large print or audio recordings.

New Free App for the Blind and Print-disabled

06.04.2012 – NFB-NEWSLINE, a service sponsored in part by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), launched a free Apple app allowing users to access the NFB-NEWSLINE free audible newspaper service for the blind and print-disabled.  The app grants NFB-Newsline subscribers access to over three hundred newspapers, forty magazines, and television listings on their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.  Director of the NFB-NEWSLINE program Scott White stated, “We are proud to offer our subscribers this new exciting mobile iOS application that allows them access to their favorite publications at home,

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