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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 Issuance of Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act Regulations

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Monday, November 14, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the issuance of regulations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama to protect the blind and other pedestrians from the dangers posed by silen

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 14, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2016):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. 

Blind student Aleeha Dudley and US Department of Justice resolve Miami University of Ohio discrimination case

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Monday, October 17, 2016
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COLUMBUS, OH -- Attorneys for Aleeha Dudley have reached an agreement with Miami University after the school failed to provide Ms. Dudley with equal and meaningful access to her curriculum to help her attain educational success as a blind student studying zoology.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Continued Support from Google for KNFB Reader Google Supports Continued Development of Text Recognition App that Gives the Blind Access to Print

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
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Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that Google continues its support of the development and distribution of KNFB Reader. For a limited time, KNFB Reader will be offered for the reduced price of $19.99 for the Android app.  

National Federation of the Blind Announces First Partner in New Accessibility Program

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 4, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Target Corporation is the first company to participate in the NFB's new Strategic Nonvisual Acces

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Foundation Fighting Blindness #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign

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Monday, September 26, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 26, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the #HowEyeSeeIt  challenge launched in the past month by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which has garnered considerable recent publicity.

The National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AIM HE Act: Law Will Promote Equal Access to Higher Education for People With Disabilities

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Friday, September 23, 2016
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Today, the National Federation of the Blind commends Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) for introducing the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HE) Act (H.R. 6122). This act will promote instructional technology and content that are accessible to the blind and other students with print disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind of Texas Commends Congressman Thornberry for Support of Veterans with Disabilities

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Alvin, Texas (August 29, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind of Texas commented today on the inclusion of language that would allow more veterans with disabilities to participate in the Space Available program in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by Congressman Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services.

National Federation of the Blind and Blind Student Reach Agreement with Wichita State University

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Wichita, Kansas (August 16, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind and Emily Schlenker, a blind student, have entered into an agreement with Wichita State University (WSU) to improve opportunities for blind students attending WSU.

National Federation of the Blind and Blind Student Reach Agreement with Wichita State University

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Wichita, Kansas (August 16, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind and Emily Schlenker, a blind student, have entered into an agreement with Wichita State University (WSU) to improve opportunities for blind students attending WSU.

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