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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 and Maricopa Community College District Resolve Litigation

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona (October 23, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today announced an agreement with the Maricopa Community College District (MCCD) and Mesa Community College resolving litigation brought by the Federation in 2012.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Release of Unified English Braille Version of The McDuffy Braille Reader

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 14, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind announced today the release of a new version of The McDuffy Reader: A Braille Primer for Adults by Sharon L. Monthei, which is designed to guide students through the Unified English Braille (UEB) code.

National Federation of the Blind Reaches Agreement with U.S. Department of Education

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 8, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information and technology, and three individuals have reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that will make student loan information accessible to blind Americans.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Release of KNFB Reader iPhone App

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 18, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to print by the blind, has applauded the release of KNFB Reader, a new app for the iPhone and other Apple iOS devices, which uses the phone’s camera and state-of-the-art optical character recognition (OCR) technology to

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Ruling on Access to Absentee Ballots

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Thursday, September 4, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 4, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for equal access to voting for the blind, today applauded a ruling by Judge Richard D.

National Federation of the Blind Member Sets Motorcycle Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Wendover, Utah (August 29, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today congratulated member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, on completing a record-setting run on the Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Mr.

National Federation of the Blind Leads Subminimum Wage Protest

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Date:              August 28, 2014

Time:              11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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National Federation of the Blind Supports Blind Mother’s Suit Against Seattle Public Schools

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Seattle, Washington (August 21, 2014): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, Noel Nightingale, a blind mother of three children enrolled in Seattle schools, filed suit (case 2:14-cv-01286) yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Seattle Division, against Seattle Public Schools. The suit alleges discrimination against Ms.

National Federation of the Blind Member Seeks Motorcycle Speed Record

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Wendover, Utah (August 21, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, will attempt a motorcycle speed record on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trial

National Federation of the Blind to Host Web Accessibility Training Day

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Monday, August 4, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 4, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Maryland Department of Disabilities Technology Assistance Program will cohost Web Accessibility Training Day on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

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