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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 Amazon Join Forces to Improve Accessible Reading Experiences for Blind and Low-Vision Students

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 2, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Amazon announced today that they will be working together to increase selection, enhance accessibility, and improve reading experiences for blind students, including those who have low vision or who are deaf-blind.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Jury Verdict for Montgomery County Woman

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Monday, February 29, 2016
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Greenbelt, Maryland (February 29,2016): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access to employment and technology for the blind, today applauded a jury verdict reached in the matter of Yasmin Reyazuddin vs. Montgomery County (Civil Action No. 8:11-cv-00951-DKC) in federal district court Friday afternoon.

National Federation of the Blind and Disability Advocates Charge Federal Health Agency with Civil Rights Violations

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Springfield, Massachusetts (February 10, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and individual plaintiffs Juan Figueroa, Derek Manners, and Martti Mallinen announced the filing of a major federal lawsuit today in US District Court, District of Massachusetts, Western Division.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Transmission of Marrakesh Treaty for Ratification

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 10, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded President Obama's transmission of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled to the United States Senate for ratification, and urged the Senate to act immediately to ratify the treaty.

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

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 9, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access to voting by the blind, today applauded a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. The ruling in National Federation of the Blind et al. vs. Linda H. Lamone et al.

National Federation of the Blind Launches Registration for Worldwide Blindness Conferences

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 12, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the World Blind Union (WBU) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) Joint Assembly.

KNFB Reader Wins AppleVis Golden Apple Award

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Monday, January 4, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that KNFB Reader has been chosen by the AppleVis community as the winner of the Best Assistive iOS App of the year for the second year in a row. AppleVis Golden Apple Awards are awarded by community votes to developers in recognition of excellence in iOS apps.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2015 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Monday, December 14, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 14, 2015): 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 2015 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest on behalf of the North American/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

Disability Rights Ohio lawsuit claims Ohio Secretary of State’s voting services violate the ADA

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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December 8, 2015

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