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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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Florida State University Resolves Litigation with Students

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida (March 6, 2012): Florida State University and two students who are blind—Christopher Shane Toth and Jamie Ann Principato—have resolved a lawsuit brought by the two students with the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind last summer.

National Federation of the Blind and National Restaurant Association Urge Congress to Reject Commercializing Rest Stops

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Monday, March 5, 2012
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Washington, D.C. (March 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, and the National Restaurant Association, the largest organization of restaurant owners, today urged the United States Congress to reject legislation that would allow the commercialization of highway rest stops.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Read Across America

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Monday, February 27, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 27, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, will celebrate Read A

National Federation of the Blind Urges Congress to Reject Commercializing Rest Stops

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 14, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, today urged the United States Congress to reject an amendment to the proposed American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012 (H.R.

National Federation of the Blind Testifies Before Senate Committee on Importance of Accessible Educational Technology

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
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Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2012): Mark Riccobono, executive director of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, testified today before a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

Media Advisory: Mark Riccobono of the National Federation of the Blind to Testify at HELP Committee Hearing

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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Event:   Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearing: The Promise of Accessible Technology: Challenges and Opportunities    

Date:    February 7, 2012

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 24, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint Against Baltimore City Public Schools

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for access to technology by the blind, announced today that it has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, requesting an investigation of the Baltimore City Public Schools’ proposed acquisi

National Federation of the Blind Secures Court Ruling Against Cardtronics

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Monday, December 19, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 19, 2011): A federal court has found that Cardtronics, Inc., has failed to comply with the terms of a settlement and subsequent remediation plan reached with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to make all of the automated teller machines

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2011 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 14 , 2011): 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 2011 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.  The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Literacy Essay Contest in the U.S.

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