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Annual Run to Support Programs for the Blind Set for June 3

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Monday, May 14, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 14, 2018)

Event: National Federation of the Blind 6 Dot Dash

Date: June 3, 2018

Place: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Attention Sports, Lifestyle, Health, and Education Editors:

Medicare Information to Become Accessible to Blind Beneficiaries

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 25, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind and three blind individuals have reached a settlement agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Seattle Ends Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 3, 2018): Seattle’s city council unanimously voted yesterday to ban the practice of paying the blind and other workers with disabilities less than the city’s minimum wage. The National Federation of the Blind, which has led efforts to eliminate the practice at the local, state, and federal level (including in Seattle), commended the move.

Ohio Requires Accessible Absentee Ballots for the Blind

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Monday, March 26, 2018
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Columbus, Ohio (March 26, 2018): Blind voters in Ohio must be able to cast absentee ballots privately and independently, according to a recent directive from Secretary of State John Husted.

Blind Students Win Braille Reading Contest

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Monday, March 19, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, has announced the winners of its 2017-2018 Nationwide Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest.

The National Federation of the Blind Applauds the Introduction of Legislation Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Washington, DC (March 15, 2018): Senator Charles E. “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Corker (R-TN), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) have introduced the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act, S. 2559.

National Federation of the Blind Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 13, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will allow blind students to explore the field of engineering and provide useful educational research.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent Service Animal Policy

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 6, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, commends United Airlines for announcing that there will be no changes to its policies regarding travelers with dog guides and other service animals, as opposed to animals that may fit other categories.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Opening of Tactile Photography Exhibit

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Members of the National Federation of the Blind will host a reception at the Newseum to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive and celebrate a new exhibit, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle that Changed the Vietnam War.” This reception will honor John Olson’s work in the development of ta

National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta’s New Service Animal Policy

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland: (January 23, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind stated the following with regard to the new service and support animal policy announced by Delta Air Lines on January 19:

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