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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 Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 8, 2017): 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 2017 (H.R. 1377) by Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS).

Pearson Announces Career Exploration Mentorship Program for Students, Young Professionals with Disabilities

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Monday, March 6, 2017
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Today Pearson, in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), announced the launch of a new career exploration mentorship program for college students and recent graduates who have disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Students File Suit Against Los Angeles Community College District

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Friday, March 3, 2017
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Los Angeles, California (March 3, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access to higher education for the blind; its California affiliate, the National Federation of the Blind of California; and two blind students, Roy Payan and Portia Mason, have filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of Californi

National Federation of the Blind, Sensotec NV Announce Launch of KNFB Reader for Microsoft Windows 10

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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March 1, 2017 (San Diego): The National Federation of the Blind and Sensotec NV, creators and developers of the KNFB Reader smart phone app, today jointly announced the launch of KNFB Reader for Microsoft Windows 10.

National Federation of the Blind Assists Blind Woman in Litigation Against Massage and Body Work Licensing Authority

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 28, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal education and career opportunities for the blind, is assisting Kristen Steele in her lawsuit (Case 1:17-cv-00004-RP-SBJ) against the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), which has denied her request to take its examination, the Massage and Bodywo

Access to the Blind Ensured at LinkNYC Communication Network

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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New York, NY – January 31, 2017 – A settlement has been reached between the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and CityBridge, LLC to ensure that the LinkNYC public communications network is fully accessible to the blind now and in the future.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos’ Remarks Regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 18, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for the equal education of blind students, commented today on responses given by President-elect Donald J.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 11, 2017): 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 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest on behalf of the North America/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Issuance of "508 Refresh" Regulations

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Monday, January 9, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 9, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for blind Americans to gain equal access to information and technology, today applauded the publication of new technical standards to bring information and communication technology (ICT)  into compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, which requires go

National Federation of the Blind, Wells Fargo Launch the 2017 Bell Academy Program

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2017) ─ Today, on the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of the reading and writing system for the blind that bears his name, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Wells Fargo launched the 2017 Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning

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