The National Federation of the Blind of New York and the Parents of Blind Children of New York to Hold Town Hall Meeting

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New York City, New York (December 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of New York State in partnership with the Parents of Blind Children of New York today announced an open forum in the form of a town hall meeting to address the recent and future changes to the administration of services to blind and

White House Announces Appointment of Blind Attorney from Utah to Access Board

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Salt Lake City, Utah (December 17, 2007): The White House recently announced the appointment by President Bush of Ron Gardner to serve on the Access Board.  The Access Board is an independent federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.  Ron Gardner, of Bountiful, Utah, will serve his te

Blind Group to Meet in Toms River to Discuss New Opportunities for Blind Ocean County Residents

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Toms River, New Jersey (December 26, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey (NFBNJ) will be hosting an organizational meeting for blind and interested sighted persons on the current issues and concerns that affect blind people in Ocean County, Monmouth County, and around the state.  The meetin

Blind Group To Meet in Burlington

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Des Moines Iowa, (January 8, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) will be hosting an organizational meeting for blind and interested sighted persons on the current issues and concerns that affect blind people in Burlington and around the state.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, January

The Illinois Association of Blind Students and the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois Host Seminar for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Chicago, Illinois (January 24, 2008): The Illinois Association of Blind Students (IABS) and the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois (NFBI) will host a seminar for blind and visually impaired students.  The student seminar, titled “Beyond Barriers,” will take place at Park Inn and Illini Conference Cente

National Federation of the Blind of New York Comments on Governor Paterson

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Brooklyn, New York  (March 17, 2008): Carl Jacobsen, president of the National Federation of the Blind of New York State, the state’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, said: “We congratulate David Paterson as he becomes our state’s next governor.  Mr.

Blind Group Asks Congressional Delegation To Co-sponsor "Quiet Car" Bill

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (May 20, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) this week announced that they have asked the Iowa Congressional delegation in the House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 5734, a bill which would require the U.S.

National Federation of the Blind Of Iowa Denounces Ruling on Accessible Paper Money Lawsuit

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa: (May 22, 2008): Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a ruling that could force a redesign of U.S. paper currency so that blind people can distinguish denominations by touch.  

Accessible Toys and Games for Blind Children to be Highlighted at Fall Seminar

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (August 13, 2008): The Parents of Blind Children division of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (IPOBC) today announced that it will be holding an all-day seminar on how to choose and locate toys and games that are accessible to blind and visually impaired children.  This seminar will

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa to Honor Secretary of State Mike Mauro

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (September 18, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa announced today that it will present a Distinguished Service Award to Secretary of State Mike Mauro on Saturday, September 20, 2008, at the organization’s annual state convention banquet at the Renaissance Savery Hotel.   The Dis

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