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National Federation of the Blind press releases

National Federation of the Blind Applauds National Council on Disability Report on Rights of Parents with Disabilities

Baltimore, Maryland (October 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for the rights of blind Americans, today applauded a recent report issued by the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the president, Congress, and the federal government on disability policy, highlighting the discrimination faced by parents with

National Federation of the Blind Will Manage National Braille Transcribing and Proofreading Certification Program

Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s largest consumer organization of the blind and the leading promoter of Braille literacy in America, announced today that the NFB has been awarded a contract by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress (NLS) to conduct that agency’s National Brai

Blind College Students in Maryland Will Have Textbooks on Time

Annapolis, Maryland (May 8, 2007): Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed legislation today that will ensure that blind college and graduate students in the state will have timely access to textbooks and course materials in a format they can use.  The legislation, passed at the urging of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, provides for textbooks to be converted into an electroni

Innovative New Nonvisual Teaching Techniques to be Unveiled at Youth Slam

Baltimore, Maryland (July 30, 2007): Cary Supalo was fascinated by math and science growing up, but his attempts to participate fully in his science classes were usually thwarted.  Because he was blind, teachers did not believe that Supalo could safely perform laboratory experiments; he recalls that he was not even allowed to wash lab equipment.  But Supalo has proved his teachers wrong; he is