Posts Tagged ‘National Federation of the Blind’

National Federation of the Blind sues Maryland Department of Education

By Caryn Tamber © The Daily Record, MD –The Baltimore City Public Schools are neglecting the needs of blind students, according to a formal complaint filed with the Maryland State Department of Education on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind…. READ STORY

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint with Maryland Department of Education

The National Federation of the Blind and its Maryland affiliate have filed a complaint with the Maryland State Department of Education alleging violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and parallel state law by the Baltimore City Public Schools. The complaint addresses systemic problems that prevent blind students in the BCPS from receiving a free, appropriate public education as required by law…. READ PRESS RELEASE

NASA Presents Coins Flown in Space to National Federation of the Blind

Press release via PRNewswire — During a ceremony July 31, senior NASA officials will present the National Federation of the Blind with two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars that flew on space shuttle Atlantis’s mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in May 2009…. READ PRESS RELEASE

NFB to Hold Press Conference Regarding the Baltimore City Public Schools

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and its state affiliate, the NFB of Maryland, will hold a press conference on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 29, to discuss action the organizations are taking against the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS)…. READ PRESS RELEASE

National Federation of the Blind and Blind Business Owner File Complaint with Small Business Administration

Press release via PRNewswire-USNewswire — The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information technology, and Virgil Stinnett, a blind business owner from Honolulu, Hawaii, filed an administrative complaint today with the Small Business Administration (SBA)…. READ PRESS RELEASE

Blind take the wheel in this dune buggy

By Nathan Hager, WTOP.com — BLACKSBURG, Va. — Teaching the blind to drive is a real-life science project at Virginia Tech. Students at the campus’s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory accepted a challenge from the National Federation of the Blind and turned two blind men into drivers with their retrofitted dune buggy…. READ STORY