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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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Federal Government Not Complying with Web Site Accessibility Requirements, Study Indicates

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Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 19, 2011): A study that has just been published online in the journal Government Information Quarterly has found that of one-hundred Web sites operated by federal government agencies, ov

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2011 Scholarship Program Winners

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Friday, May 13, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 13, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2011 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.  The winners are listed

NFB-NEWSLINE® for the Blind Receives Funding for 2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa (April 27, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, announced today that NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free, audible, newspaper-access service, will continue to operate through September 30, 2011.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Agreement with Ticketmaster

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 26, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, today announced a cooperative agreement with Ticketmaster, the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, to make its website

National Federation of the Blind and Law School Admissions Council Agree to Settlement

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 26, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today announced that it has settled a lawsuit with the Law School Admissions Council, Inc.

Former Senator Chris Dodd to Speak at Fourth Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 13, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) will present the fourth Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 14–15, 2011, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore.  The symposium, entitled "Bridging t

Montgomery County Discriminates Against Blind Employee

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Rockville, Maryland (April 13, 2011): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, a blind woman who was until recently employed as an information specialist with Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services has filed suit against the County for unlawful discrimination under the Re

NFB-NEWSLINE® Now Available in South Carolina

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Columbia, South Carolina (April 4, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina is pleased to announce today the availability of NFB-NEWSLINE® to all blind and print-disabled South Carolina residents.  NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free service that allows those who cannot read conven

McCarran International Airport Discriminates Against Blind Passengers

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Las Vegas, Nevada (March 30, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind and four blind individuals—Alan and Billie Ruth Schlank, Joyce Pratt, and Mark Adreon—who frequently fly or plan to fly to and from Las Vegas through McCarran International Airport, have filed a class-action lawsuit in the United States Dis

NFB-NEWSLINE® Adds Five Meredith Magazines to Lineup

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 23, 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 partnered with Meredith Corp

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