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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 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.

LinkNYC Discriminates Against Blind New Yorkers and Visitors

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
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New York City (July 28, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind has filed suit today against the city of New York because its new LinkNYC program, which provides various free services to citizens via public "links" that are being deployed with the goal of replacing public payphones, is not accessible to the blind.

AG HEALEY AND NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MAKE HEALTH CARE KIOSKS ACCESSIBLE TO BLIND CONSUMERS

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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BOSTON – On the 26th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Attorney General Maura Healey and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced a first-of-its-kind agreement with Pursuant Health, Inc. to make its self-service health care kiosks accessible to blind consumers.

Party Platforms Call for End to Subminimum Wage

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 26, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded language in the platforms of both major political parties that calls for the end of the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.

Print to Braille in Seconds: HumanWare Partners with KNFB Reader, LLC and National Federation of the Blind

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Monday, July 25, 2016
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Longueuil, Quebec, and Baltimore, Maryland (July 25, 2016): Nearly every blind person encounters print material on a daily basis—whether it is a paper handout in a classroom or meeting, inaccessible content on a screen, or personal mail.

National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 20, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2016 scholarships, which were awarded at the organization’s recent national convention in Orlando.

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