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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 Applauds Affirmation of Ruling on Access to Absentee Ballots

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 9, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access to voting by the blind, today applauded a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. The ruling in National Federation of the Blind et al. vs. Linda H. Lamone et al.

National Federation of the Blind Launches Registration for Worldwide Blindness Conferences

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 12, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the World Blind Union (WBU) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) Joint Assembly.

KNFB Reader Wins AppleVis Golden Apple Award

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Monday, January 4, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that KNFB Reader has been chosen by the AppleVis community as the winner of the Best Assistive iOS App of the year for the second year in a row. AppleVis Golden Apple Awards are awarded by community votes to developers in recognition of excellence in iOS apps.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2015 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Monday, December 14, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 14, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest on behalf of the North American/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

Disability Rights Ohio lawsuit claims Ohio Secretary of State’s voting services violate the ADA

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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December 8, 2015

NFB-NEWSLINE® Releases iOS Mobile App Version 2.1

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 2, 2015): NFB-NEWSLINE® continues to expand the functionality of its free news and information service with the release of NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile iOS app version 2.1, a free app for the blind and print-disabled.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2016 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Friday, November 20, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 20, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

KNFB Reader Integrated with Dropbox, Available for Android

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Friday, November 20, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 20, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in conjunction with Sensotec NV, is pleased to announce that the KNFB Reader is now available for Android devices.

Disability Rights Ohio and Other Advocates File Complaint on Behalf of Sheltered Workshop Employees

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
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COLUMBUS, OHIO – After working for an average of $2.50 an hour for more than three years, three Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) clients are asking for fair pay from Seneca Re-Ads, a sheltered workshop run by the County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Seneca County.

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