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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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Critical Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE® in Vermont

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Milton, Vermont (March 3, 2015):  Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service from the National Federation of the Blind that provides independent access by blind and print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and TV

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Senator McConnell’s Appointment of Neil Romano to National Council on Disability

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 4, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the appointment of Neil Romano to the National Council on Disability. Mr. Romano served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy under President George W.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 7, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act of 2015 (H.R. 188) by Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS).

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2014 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 17, 2014): 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 2014 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2015 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 10, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate Passage of ABLE Act

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 4, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading organization of blind Americans,  today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act yesterday, and urged the United States Senate to pass the legislation as quickly as possible

Cardtronics Establishes Accessibility Center of Excellence

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Monday, November 24, 2014
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HOUSTON, Nov. 24, 2014 – Cardtronics Inc., the world’s largest retail ATM owner, today announced the establishment of the Cardtronics Accessibility Center of Excellence.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Department of Justice Settlement with Peapod

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Friday, November 21, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 21, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on a settlement agreement reached between the Department of Justice and Ahold USA Inc. and Peapod LLC., the owners and operators of Peapod.com, a popular online grocery delivery service.

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

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Monday, November 17, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 17, 2014):  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. 

National Federation of the Blind Praises Social Security Class Action Settlement

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 11, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on a settlement agreement resolving a class action on behalf of employees of the Social Security Administration (SSA) with targeted disabilities.

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