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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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Federal Judge Issues Permanent Legal Resolution for Blind Law School Graduate Who Paved the Way for Blind Test Takers

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Berkeley, California (October 26, 2011): On Monday, October 24, the Honorable Judge Charles R.

Wounded Warrior to Win Free Trip to the National Federation of the Blind Convention

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011 (Winter Garden, Florida): The National Association of Blind Veterans (NABV), a division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), today announced a free lottery for wounded warriors who have lost their sight during Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.  The winner will rece

National Federation of the Blind Announces Second Teacher of Tomorrow Class

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Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 13, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the 2011 class for its NFB Teacher of Tomorrow program.  This program provides participants an opportunity to enhance their educational experience by learning a

National Federation of the Blind and Penn State Resolve Accessibility Complaint

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 11, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) announced today that they have reached an agreement that will resolve a complaint filed against Penn State by the NFB with the United States Department of Education, Office for Ci

Governor David Paterson Urges Immediate Passage of Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act

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Monday, October 10, 2011
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New York City, New York (October 10, 2011): David A. Paterson, 55th governor of the state of New York and a member of and consultant to the National Federation of the Blind, today urged immediate passage of the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act (H.R.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Steve Jobs

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Thursday, October 6, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 6, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commented on the death of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former chairman and chief executive officer of Apple, Inc. 

U.S. Representatives Stearns and Bishop Introduce Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2011): Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY) today introduced the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2011 (H.R.

National Federation of the Blind Condemns Lack of Access to New Kindle Fire

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Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 29, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the release of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire, which cannot be used by people who are blind.

National Federation of the Blind to Host Web Accessibility Training Day

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 25, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute and the Maryland Department of Disabilities Technology Assistance Program will present the second annual Web Accessibility Training Day on Monday, September 19, 2011.  The day-long event will present valuable informati

National Federation of the Blind Urges Maryland Libraries to Purchase Accessible E-readers

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 24, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for accessible technology, sent letters today to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Howard County Library System urging these libraries to purchase e-book readers that can be used by the blind.  The libra

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