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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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MEDIA ADVISORY: Three Thousand Blind People to Arrive in Orlando

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Orlando, Florida (June 30, 2015)

 

Event:             National Federation of the Blind National Convention

 

Dates:             July 5–July 10, 2015

 

Place:             Rosen Centre

9840 International Drive

Orlando, Florida 32819

 

National Federation of the Blind to Attempt GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Orlando, Florida (June 24, 2015): As part of the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, members and supporters of the NFB will attempt to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for largest umbrella mosaic.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Adds Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review

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Monday, June 8, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 8, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce the addition of two new bimonthly publications to the NFB-NEWSLINE® service: Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review.  These are published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of th

National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Students Resolve Complaint Against Atlantic Cape Community College

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Monday, June 1, 2015
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Trenton, New Jersey (June 1, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind and two blind students, Anthony Lanzilotti and Mitchell Cossaboon, have entered into a consent decree with Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC). The consent decree, which resolves allegations by Mr. Lanzilotti and Mr.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2015 Scholarship Program Finalists

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Monday, May 11, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2015 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The students are listed below in alphabetical order w

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Anne Taylor on New Position at Microsoft

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Friday, April 24, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 24, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind today congratulated Anne Taylor, who has served as its director of Access Technology for over ten years, on her new position as senior program manager in the Trusted Experience Team with Microsoft, which she will assume on May 26. 

PetSmart Accused of Discrimination Against the Blind in New Civil Suit

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Denver, Colorado (April 22, 2015): PetSmart, Inc., which bills itself as the nation’s largest seller of pet food, pet supplies, and pet services in the United States, is accused of violating the rights of blind customers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), according to a class action lawsuit (Case No.

National Federation of the Blind to Distribute Freedom Scientific’s JAWS® Training Bundle

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 22, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access by the blind to information and technology, is pleased to be distributing the Job Access with Speech (JAWS) Training Bundle developed by Freedom Scientific, the manufacturer of the powe

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Passage of Bill Prohibiting Wage Discrimination

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Concord, New Hampshire (April 15, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the passage of S.B. 47 by the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The bill was unanimously passed by the New Hampshire Senate on March 5.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds DOJ Settlement with edX

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 2, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for equal access by the blind to educational technology,  today applauded a settlement agreement reached b

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