National Federation of the Blind to Conduct Conference for Rehabilitation Professionals

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 12, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading organization of blind consumers, will host a two-and-a-half-day national training conference for residential rehabilitation centers for the blind.  The theme of the conference is “Dare to Be Remarkable!”  In both plenary and breakout sessions, presenters will focus on the fundamental chara

National Federation of the Blind Launches 28th Annual Braille Readers are Leaders Contest

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Friday, October 1, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 1, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in conjunction with the National Association to Promote the Use of Braille (NAPUB) and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, today launched the 28th annual Braille Readers Are Leaders contest for stude

National Federation of the Blind Launches Text2Give Program

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, has launched the NFB Text2Give program, a fundraising effort focused on improving education and technology for blind Americans and supporting oth

Court Ruling Says California Disabled Rights Law Applies to the Web

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
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San Francisco, California (October 2, 2007): A federal district court judge issued two landmark decisions today in a nationwide class action against Target Corporation.  First, the court certified the case as a class action on behalf of blind Internet users throughout the country under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).   Second, the court held that Web sites such as targ

Desire2Learn Attains National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Gold Level Web Certification

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland/ Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario/Anaheim, California (October 12, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), one of the world’s leading advocates for Internet access by blind Americans, and Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearni

United Airlines Discriminates Against Blind Passengers

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Monday, October 25, 2010
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San Francisco, California (October 25, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for accessible technology, and three blind individuals—Michael Hingson, Mike May, and Tina Thomas—who reside in California and frequently fly U

Los Angeles Public Library Suspends Purchase of Adobe Digital Editions

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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Los Angeles, California (October 6, 2009): The Reading Rights Coalition (RRC), which consists of thirty-one organizations dedicated to equal access to the printed word by people who are blind or who have other print disabilities, announced today that the Los Angeles Public Library system has agreed to suspend purchase of inaccessible e books using the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) format.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 7, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

Imagine Independence—The 2007 Possibilities Fair

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Monday, October 15, 2007
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Event: Possibilities Fair for Seniors Who are Losing Vision

Date:  Thursday, October 18, 2007

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Place: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
         1800 Johnson Street 
         Baltimore, Maryland 21230

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Penn State Discriminates Against Blind Students and Faculty

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Friday, November 12, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 12, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, announced today that it has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, requesting an investigation of Pennsylvania Sta

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