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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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Americans with Disabilities to Protest Goodwill’s Subminimum Wages

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Monday, August 20, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 20, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), one of the oldest and largest organizations of Americans with disabilities, announced today that it, along with other organizations of people with disabilities,  will conduct over eighty coordinated nationwide protests in front of thrift stores operated by Goodwill Industries International, Inc., the nonprofit ma

National Federation of the Blind Launches NFB Project Innovation

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 25, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today launched its first-ever NFB Project Innovation as part of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science initiative.

National Federation of the Blind Raises Nearly $10,000 through Groupon Grassroots

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Friday, July 13, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 13, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, have teamed up for the second time to bring Braille into the lives of mo

Two Blind Hikers to Blaze Maryland's Appalachian Trail

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland (July 11, 2012): Lou Ann Blake and Maurice Peret are hiking the forty-one miles of the Appalachian Trail that traverse Frederick and Washington Counties in Maryland.  The husband-and-wife hikers, who are residents of Baltimore City, are blind.

National Federation of the Blind Awards $80,000

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Thursday, July 5, 2012
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Dallas, Texas (July 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today presented $80,000 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.  The fifth annual Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Names Catherine E. Mendez 2012 Blind Educator of the Year

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Monday, July 2, 2012
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Dallas, Texas (July 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Catherine E. Mendez, a teacher in the New York City School District, as its 2012 Blind Educator of the Year.  Catherine was presented with the award at the NFB’s seventy-second annual national convention, held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

National Federation of the Blind Names Casey L. Robertson 2012 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children

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Monday, July 2, 2012
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Dallas, Texas (July 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Casey L. Robertson, an itinerant teacher of blind students in Mississippi, as its 2012 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children.  Ms. Robertson was presented with the award at the NFB’s seventy-second annual national convention, held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

PUSH BEVERAGES and NFB team up to support Braille literacy

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Sunday, July 1, 2012
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JULY 1 (New York, NY): PUSH Beverages launches their new PUSH-2-O bottled 20 ounce water today. The new PUSH-2-O label contains a message encouraging drinkers to learn more about and donate to Braille literacy.

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

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Event:   National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:   June 30–July 5, 2012

Place:   Hilton Anatole Hotel

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint Against State Department

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 27, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States and a leader in the struggle for civil and human rights for blind people all over the world, today filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights for the United States Department of State, alleging that the State Departme

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