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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 Awards $50,000

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (July 5, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. At the National Federation of the Blind annual convention in Orlando, the ninth annual Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Names Kathy Nimmer 2016 Blind Educator of the Year

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (July 2, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Kathy Nimmer, a teacher at William Henry Harrison High School  in West Lafayette, Indiana, as its 2016 Blind Educator of the Year. Kathy was presented with the award at the NFB’s seventy-sixth annual national convention, held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

National Federation of the Blind Names Janet Bernhardt 2016 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (July 2, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Janet Bernhardt, an educational consultant at the Louisiana Center for the Blind, as its 2016 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children.  Ms.

Largest US Audio Information Service Partners with Largest US Retailer

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 2, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that it is working with Walmart to offer the retailer’s ads on NFB-NEWSLINE®, its audio information service for the blind and print disabled.  

HathiTrust at U-M, NFB to Make 14M+ Books Accessible to Blind and Print-Disabled Users

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Ann Arbor, Michigan (June 29, 2016): More than fourteen million digital books will soon be made available to blind and print-disabled users, thanks to a new collaboration involving the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the HathiTrust Digital Library, a digital repository hosted at the University of Michigan.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando

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Monday, June 27, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (June 27, 2016)

Event:             National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:             June 30–July 5, 2016

Place:             Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2016 Scholarship Program Finalists

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 22, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2016 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The students are listed below in alphabetical order

National Federation of the Blind Conducts Engineering Program for Blind Students

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 21, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, under the auspices of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science, will conduct the first of two summer engineering programs for blind high school students here this week.

National Federation of the Blind and Others Sue New York over Inaccessible Online Voter Registration for People with Disabilities

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
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New York (June 9, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind, the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, and individual plaintiffs who are blind, today sued the New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) over online voter registration that is inaccessible to people with disabilities.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Expands Feature Allowing Independent Job Searches for the Blind

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 7, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind has added USA JOBS to the job listings feature of NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free information service it provides, with support from state sponsors, for people who are blind and print disabled.

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