LinkNYC Discriminates Against Blind New Yorkers and Visitors

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CONTACT:
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
cdanielsen@nfb.org

LinkNYC Discriminates Against Blind New Yorkers and Visitors
National Federation of the Blind Sues City over New Service
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AG HEALEY AND NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MAKE HEALTH CARE KIOSKS ACCESSIBLE TO BLIND CONSUMERS

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July 26, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emalie Gainey (AGO)
(617) 727-2543

Chris Danielsen (NFB)
(410) 262-1281

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Party Platforms Call for End to Subminimum Wage

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CONTACT:
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
cdanielsen@nfb.org

Party Platforms Call for End to Subminimum Wage

National Federation of the Blind Urges Passage of TIME Act

Baltimore, Maryland (July 26, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded language in the platforms of both major political parties that calls for the end of the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities. Continue reading “Party Platforms Call for End to Subminimum Wage”

HumanWare Partners with KNFB Reader LLC and National Federation of the Blind

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CONTACT:
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
cdanielsen@nfb.org

Print to Braille in Seconds:
HumanWare Partners with KNFB Reader, LLC and National Federation of the Blind

Longueuil, Quebec, and Baltimore, Maryland (July 25, 2016): Nearly every blind person encounters print material on a daily basis—whether it is a paper handout in a classroom or meeting, inaccessible content on a screen, or personal mail. In the past such situations would require the blind person to ask for assistance and, often, to wait for that assistance. The launch of KNFB Reader for smartphones forever changed the significance of receiving an inaccessible piece of paper. Continue reading “HumanWare Partners with KNFB Reader LLC and National Federation of the Blind”

National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

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Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
cdanielsen@nfb.org

National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

Maria “Conchita” Hernandez of Washington, DC, Awarded $12,000 Scholarship

Baltimore, Maryland (July 20, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2016 scholarships, which were awarded at the organization’s recent national convention in Orlando. The winner of the organization’s top prize of $12,000, donated by the American Action Fund for Blind Continue reading “National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students”

NFB 2016 Scholarship Program

National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2016 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The students are listed below in alphabetical order with their home states and vocational goals. Continue reading “NFB 2016 Scholarship Program”

National Federation of the Blind Conducts Engineering Program for Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind Conducts Engineering Program for Blind Students

Baltimore, Maryland (June 21, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, under the auspices of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science, will conduct the first of two summer engineering programs for blind high school students here this week. Continue reading “National Federation of the Blind Conducts Engineering Program for Blind Students”

Work, age, health and employment – evidence from longitudinal studies

Work, age, health and employment – evidence from longitudinal studies

International Interdisciplinary ICOH Conference
19.9.2016 – 21.9.2016
19.9.2016 – 21.9.2016

Conference topics comprise
1. “Work and retirement”, 2. “Work, age and health”, 3. “Life course approaches in retirement research”, 4. “Measuring change in longitudinal research” and 5. “Cross-national assessments – opportunities and challenges”.
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