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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 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

Governor Paterson Calls for At Least Minimum Wage for Disabled Workers

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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New York City (June 20, 2012): David A. Paterson, the fifty-fifth governor of the state of New York and a consultant to the National Federation of the Blind, today praised bipartisan legislation to repeal a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act that allows workers with disabilities to be paid less than the federal minimum wage.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Adds Reader’s Digest

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Monday, June 18, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 18, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE®—its free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications, as well as TV and job listings—has partnered with The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

Media Advisory: David Paterson to Address Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities

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Friday, June 15, 2012
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Event:   Press Conference

Date:    June 20, 2012

Time:    11:00 a.m.

Place:   Steps of New York City Hall

National Federation of the Blind Responds to Goodwill Statement on Subminimum Wages

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Monday, June 11, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 11, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today responded to a statement issued by Goodwill Industries International, Inc., regarding its payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Boycott of Goodwill Industries

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 7, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), one of the oldest and largest organizations of Americans with disabilities, today called for a boycott of Goodwill Industries International, Inc., the nonprofit manufacturer and retailer, for its payment of subminimum wages to many of its workers with disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind of California Opposes S.B. 1186

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sacramento, California (June 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind of California, the state’s leading organization advocating for the rights of blind persons, today expressed its strong opposition to S.

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