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The National Federation of the Blind is the largest organization of blind and low-vision people in the United States. The organization consists of affiliates and local chapters in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and materials about blindness, specialized aids and appliances, adaptive equipment, and support for blind people and their families, the members of the National Federation of the Blind strive to spread the word that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on equal terms with their sighted peers. Together with love, hope, and determination, we transform dreams into reality.

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National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 3, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2017 scholarships, which were awarded at the organization’s recent national convention in Orlando.

National Federation of the Blind Names Amy Lund 2017 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 1, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind has presented its annual Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award to Amy Lund of Springfield, Illinois. Ms. Lund, a teacher of blind students since 2001, currently teaches blind and low-vision students throughout the Springfield, Illinois public school system.

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Orlando, Florida (July 18, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. At the National Federation of the Blind annual convention in Orlando, the tenth annual Dr.

United States Secretary of Labor to Address Blind Americans

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Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 6, 2017): The Honorable R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, United States Department of Labor, will address the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Orlando on the afternoon of Friday, July 14, at approximately 2:55 p.m.

3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Orlando, Florida (July 5, 2017)

Event:             National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:             July 10–15, 2017

Place:             Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819

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Blind Californians and Advocates Sue Greyhound

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Monday, June 12, 2017
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San Francisco (June 12, 2017): In February of 2015 Tina Thomas, who is blind, was planning a trip from her home in Los Angeles to Las Vegas to visit family and friends. She tried to book the trip on Greyhound.com, but her text-to-speech software couldn't interpret Greyhound's website.

Language to End Subminimum Wages Included in New Minimum Wage Bill

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 25, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the inclusion of language in the Raise the Wage Act of 2017, simultaneously introduced in the House and the Senate, which calls for the end of the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2017 Scholarship Program Finalists

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2017 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

National Federation of the Blind Launches Ridesharing Testing Program

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Monday, May 8, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 8, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind today announced the launch of a program to test the effectiveness of ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft's efforts to accommodate passengers with guide dogs and other service animals.

National Federation of the Blind Proud to Present Documentary on Blind Youth

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 4, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, in collaboration with the filmmakers, is proud to present Do You Dream in Color?, a new, critically acclaimed documentary about blind youth and the educational and societal challenges they face.

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