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Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today and is the Voice of the Nation's Blind.

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National Federation of the Blind: Atlantic Cape Community College Discriminates Against Blind Student, Bans Him from Freely Accessing Campus

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Mays Landing, New Jersey (April 15, 2014): Members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, and its New Jersey affiliate, will hold a protest at the Mays Landing campus of Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) on Thursday, April 17, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

National Federation of the Blind and Four Blind People File Suit Against RideCharge, Inc. and Three Taxicab Companies in California

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Los Angeles, California (April 2, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, and four blind people residing in California—Rick Boggs, Geraldine Croom, Rochelle Houston, and Tina Thomas —filed suit today (case number: 2:14-cv-02490) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California agains

National Federation of the Blind and H&R Block Announce Agreement Assuring Accessibility

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts (March 25, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, and H&R Block, which prepares approximately one in seven tax returns in America, announced today that they have reached an agreement to make H&R Block’s Web site, online tax preparation products, and mobile applications fully accessible

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Groundbreaking Agreement on Equal Access in Higher Education

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access in higher education by blind students, today applauded a groundbreaking agreement that has been reached between the University of Montana and the United States Dep

Blind Man to Drive Motorcycle at Thunder in the Valley Air Show

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Columbus, Georgia (March 11, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that one of its members, Dan Parker, an experienced racecar builder and driver who lost his sight as the result of a racing accident in 2012, will again independently op

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Senate Introduction of TEACH ACT

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Friday, February 28, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC (February 28, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, applauds Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for yesterday introducing the Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (TEACH) Act (S. 2060).

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Settlement with PARCC, Inc.

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Monday, February 24, 2014
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New Milford, New Jersey (February 24, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today applauded a settlement agreement reached among itself, its affiliate organizations the NFB of New Jersey and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), the parents of a blind high school student in New Milford (named in the suit as S.H.) and  PARCC, Inc., a nonprofit corporation

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Resolution to Phase Out Section 14(c) of Fair Labor Standards Act

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Monday, February 24, 2014
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Sacramento, California (February 24, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) commented today on California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s recently introduced resolution that, if passed, will encourage Congress to phase out and eventually repeal Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

National Federation of the Blind Commends President Obama for Executive Order on Wages

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 12, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) commented today on President Obama’s executive order requiring a wage floor of $10.10 for individuals employed under all new federal contracts, including workers with disabilities who are currently excluded from minimum wage protections under special certificate programs.  

National Federation of the Blind Urges President Obama to Expand Executive Order on Wages

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 4, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind, has sent a letter to President Obama urging him to value the work performed by workers with disabilities by including disabled workers in the forthcoming

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