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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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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

National Federation of the Blind Commends Senator Murray for Braille Literacy Letter

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, today commended Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) who led a bipartisan group of twenty-six senators in sending a letter to Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, regarding improving access to Braille instruction for blind students.

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.

National Federation of the Blind Endorses Legislation to Improve Prescription Drug Labeling

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Monday, March 12, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 12, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the country, today endorsed H.R. 4087, the Prescription Drug Labeling Promotion Act of 2012.  This legislation, introduced by Congressman Edward D.

Florida State University Resolves Litigation with Students

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida (March 6, 2012): Florida State University and two students who are blind—Christopher Shane Toth and Jamie Ann Principato—have resolved a lawsuit brought by the two students with the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind last summer.

National Federation of the Blind and National Restaurant Association Urge Congress to Reject Commercializing Rest Stops

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Monday, March 5, 2012
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Washington, D.C. (March 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, and the National Restaurant Association, the largest organization of restaurant owners, today urged the United States Congress to reject legislation that would allow the commercialization of highway rest stops.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Read Across America

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Monday, February 27, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 27, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, will celebrate Read A

National Federation of the Blind Urges Congress to Reject Commercializing Rest Stops

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 14, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, today urged the United States Congress to reject an amendment to the proposed American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012 (H.R.

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