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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 Urges Swift Action on Recommendations for Accessible Higher Education Materials

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 13, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) commented today on the recently released final report of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Edu

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 14, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2011):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. 

National Federation of the Blind Launches Bid for Excellence

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 1, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today launched its first national online auction, the Bid for Excellence.  The Bid for Excellence is not only a chance to bid on fabulous items but also an

NFB of Maryland to Recognize Outstanding Teachers of Blind Students

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ocean City, Maryland (October 27, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland (NFBMD) will recognize two outstanding Montgomery County teachers of blind students, Susan Kramek and Anne Flores, at the NFBMD state convention on October 29, at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City.

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. 

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