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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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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

National Federation of the Blind Supports Massachusetts Commissioner for the Blind

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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 27, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind today expressed its support for Massachusetts Commissioner for the Blind Paul Saner and his plan to transition funding into more programs for employment and technology training for the blind. 

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Ruling in Scribd Case

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Friday, March 20, 2015
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Burlington, Vermont (March 20, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for access by the blind to information and technology, today applauded a ruling issued by Judge William K.

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Sachin Dev Pavithran

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 12, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access by blind citizens, today congratulated member Sachin Dev Pavithran of Logan, Utah, who has been elected unanimously as chair of the United States Access Board. Mr.

Critical Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE® in Vermont

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Milton, Vermont (March 3, 2015):  Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service from the National Federation of the Blind that provides independent access by blind and print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and TV

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Senator McConnell’s Appointment of Neil Romano to National Council on Disability

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 4, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the appointment of Neil Romano to the National Council on Disability. Mr. Romano served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy under President George W.

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