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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 Conducts Successful Protests Across the Nation

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 27, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, conducted over twenty informational protests across the United States to raise awareness about the practice of paying wages below the federal minimum wage to Americans with d

National Federation of the Blind Supports Blind Machinist in Employment Discrimination Suit Against Railroad

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Monday, July 25, 2011
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Omaha, Nebraska (July 25, 2011): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, Frank Hohn, a legally blind locomotive machinist from Hemmingford Village, Nebraska, is taking his discrimination case (Case No.

Cross-Disability Groups to Join National Federation of the Blind Protests

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Monday, July 25, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 25, 2011): The Center for Self-Determination, Disability Rights Advocates, National Down Syndrome Congress, National Down Syndrome Society, National Fragile X Foundation, and TASH will join the National Federation of the Blind in conducting informational protests on Tuesday, July 26, th

Former New York Governor David Paterson Comments on Subminimum Wages for Disabled Workers

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Monday, July 25, 2011
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New York City, New York (July 25, 2011): In advance of planned protests by the National Federation of the Blind against the payment of subminimum wages to people with disabilities and the proposed Workforce Investment Act, Former New York State Governor David A.

Blind Americans to Protest Subminimum Wages

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 20, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, announced today that its members will conduct informational protests across the United States to raise awareness about the practice of paying wages below the federal minimum

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Friday, July 8, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 8, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind today presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.  The fourth annual Dr.

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.

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