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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 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.  

National Federation of the Blind and Blind Student File Suit Against Maricopa Community College District

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona (May 22, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for the equal education of blind students, and Sebastian Ibanez, a blind student who recently graduated from Mesa Community College, have filed suit (Case No.: CV 12-907-PHX-NVW) against the college and the Maricopa Community College District, alleging discrimination against Mr.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2012 Scholarship Program Winners

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Friday, May 11, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2012 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

Blind Spearhead Rally to Save Downtown Des Moines Post Office

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Des Moines, Iowa (May 8, 2012): The Des Moines chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) will once again spearhead and sponsor a rally to save the downtown Des Moines Capitol Square Post Office.  The rally will be held on Monday, May 14, inside the Capitol Square Building, first floor atrium, from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds New Jersey Ruling on Braille Instruction for Blind Child

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Monday, May 7, 2012
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Oceanport, New Jersey (May 7, 2012): After a three-year administrative and legal battle against their local school board, the Oceanport Board of Education, Jeffrey and Holly Miller obtained a ruling (docket number: 2011 17218) from an administrative law judge that their eleven-year-old son Henry “Hank” Miller was improperly denied instruction in Braille, the reading and writing code for the bli

NFB-NEWSLINE® celebrates the Sioux City Journal as Accessible Newspaper for the Blind

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Des Moines, Iowa (May 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) announced today that on May 8, NFB-NEWSLINE® and the Sioux City Journal will host an open house at the Sioux City Public Library, held from 10:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.

National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 2, 2012): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, four blind patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Grebloski, and Antoinette Whaley—have filed suit (case number: 12-2373) against the library because they cannot access one of the library’s programs for which they are eligible.

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