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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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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.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate to Ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is intended to protect the rights of per

United States Secretary of Transportation to Address Convention of National Federation of the Blind

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Monday, June 4, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 4, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s largest organization of blind Americans, is pleased to announce that the Honorable Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation, will address some 3,000 attendees of the NFB National Convention in Dallas this summer.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Announces Availability of iPhone Application

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Monday, June 4, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 4, 2012): NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free audible newspaper service for blind and print-disabled people, today announced the launch of an exciting new access method.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Groupon Grassroots

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 31, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, are teaming up to bring Braille into the lives of more blind children who need it.  

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