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Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today and is the Voice of the Nation's Blind.

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National Federation of the Blind and Parents of Blind Child File Suit to Make K-12 Assessments Accessible

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Friday, January 24, 2014
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New Milford, New Jersey (January 24, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), along with its affiliate organizations the NFB of New Jersey and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), and the parents of a blind high school student in New Milford (named in the suit as S.H.) have filed suit (case number: 14-392) in federal court against PARCC, Inc., a nonprofit co

National Federation of the Blind Thanks Governor O’Malley

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 23, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for nonvisual access to electronic technology and information by the blind, today thanked Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for proposing that the state grant the NFB $250,000 for Fiscal Year 2015.  The funds will help the NFB to establish the Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Acces

National Federation of the Blind Sues Department of Transportation Over Airline Regulations

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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National Federation of the Blind Commends Microsoft and GW Micro for Groundbreaking Accessibility Partnership

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 14, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for equal access to technology by the blind, today commended Microsoft Corporation and GW Micro for their announcement of a partnership that makes GW Micro’s Window-Eyes screen reader available for free to users of Microsoft Office 2010 or higher.  More details about this groundbreaking o

Blind Student Files Discrimination Suit Against Miami University

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Monday, January 13, 2014
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Oxford, Ohio (January 13, 2014): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, Aleeha Dudley, a blind student pursuing a degree in zoology with hopes of attending veterinary school, has filed suit (case number: 1:14-CV-00038) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Miami University for discriminating against her on the basis of her disability

NFB of MA and Sidecar, Inc. to Collaborate on Accessibility Enhancements to Sidecar Apps for iOS and Android

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts (January 8, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA), an affiliate of the largest nationwide organization of blind people in America, along with two of its members, Mika Pyyhkala and Kia Yang, are working with ride-sharing application developer Sidecar Tech

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2013 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 18, 2013): 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 2013 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Literacy Essay Contest in the U.S. on behalf of the North American/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 4, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

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Monday, November 25, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 25, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), a pioneer in providing STEM-related educational opportunities for blind youth, announced today that a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow the NFB to continue to develop and expand the programs of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS).

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 18, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 18, 2013):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season.  

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