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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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2,900 Delegates to National Federation of the Blind Convention Unanimously Reject Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

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Thursday, July 7, 2011
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Orlando, Florida (July 7, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind at its national convention today voted unanimously to demand fair wages for blind workers.  The convention is being attended by 2,900 delegates from across the United States and Puerto Rico.  On Wednesday, July 13, the Senate Health, Education

NFB-NEWSLINE® Announces the Addition of Target Weekly Ads to its Service

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 6, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that NFB-NEWSLINE®, its free service that offers independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and TV listings, has partnered with Target to provide subscribers with ea

National Federation of the Blind Supports Lawsuit Against National Conference of Bar Examiners

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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Burlington, Vermont (July 5, 2011): Deanna Jones, a blind student at Vermont Law School and resident of Middlesex for the past eighteen years, has filed a complaint in federal court against the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and ACT, Inc. for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Ms.

Blind Students Sue Florida State University for Discrimination

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 29, 2011): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, two blind students—Christopher Shane Toth and Jamie Ann Principato—filed suit today against Florida State University (FSU) and its board of trustees. The suit alleges that FSU’s Department of Mathematics discriminated against Mr. Toth and Ms.

3,500 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Event:   National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:   July 3–8, 2011

Diabetes Forecast Magazine Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Monday, June 27, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 27, 2011): 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 collaborated with the American Diabetes

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Blind Driver Experience Participants

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Friday, June 24, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 24, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today congratulated the thirty people who won the honor of participating in the Blind Driver Experience.  On Tuesday, July 5, from 1–6:00 p.m., as part of the NFB Natio

eBay to Sponsor the National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 21, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced that eBay has signed on to be the title sponsor of the national convention to be held in Orlando this summer.  The national convention gathers nearly thre

National Federation of the Blind: New Jersey State Agencies Discriminate Against Blind Employees

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Newark, New Jersey (May 31, 2011): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, nine blind people who are employed at New Jersey State agencies—including the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired—have filed a co

National Federation of the Blind Commends Department of Education for New Accessible Technology Guidelines

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Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 26, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind urged all elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools to follow guidelines issued today by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and to deploy new or emerging technologies only if they are accessible to blind students. 

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