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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 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.

National Federation of the Blind Testifies Before Senate Committee on Importance of Accessible Educational Technology

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
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Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2012): Mark Riccobono, executive director of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, testified today before a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

Media Advisory: Mark Riccobono of the National Federation of the Blind to Testify at HELP Committee Hearing

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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Event:   Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearing: The Promise of Accessible Technology: Challenges and Opportunities    

Date:    February 7, 2012

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 24, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint Against Baltimore City Public Schools

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for access to technology by the blind, announced today that it has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, requesting an investigation of the Baltimore City Public Schools’ proposed acquisi

National Federation of the Blind Secures Court Ruling Against Cardtronics

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Monday, December 19, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 19, 2011): A federal court has found that Cardtronics, Inc., has failed to comply with the terms of a settlement and subsequent remediation plan reached with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to make all of the automated teller machines

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2011 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 14 , 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.  The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Literacy Essay Contest in the U.S.

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

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