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Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today and is the Voice of the Nation's Blind.

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National Federation of the Blind Announces Agreement with Travelocity

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Monday, January 17, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 17, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, today announced an agreement with Travelocity, one of the largest and most popular online travel agencies, to make travelocity.com more accessible to the blind

President Signs Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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Washington, D.C. (January 5, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind today commended President Barack Obama for signing into law the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. 

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Blind Woman’s Right to Use Technology to Take Professional Examinations

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 5, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today applauded a federal appellate court ruling affirming the right of a blind California woman to use screen access technology to take professional examinations req

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Blind Driver Challenge™ VIPs

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 21, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today congratulated the ten Blind Driver Challenge™ VIPs who have been awarded trips to the public debut of a vehicle equipped with a nonvisual

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2010 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Monday, December 20, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 20, 2010): 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 2010 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.  The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Literacy Essay Contest in the U.S.

The National Federation of the Blind and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Partner to Offer More Choice and Access to Print-Disabled Americans

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Monday, December 20, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 20, 2010): NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free audible newspaper service for blind and print-disabled people, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress (NLS) today announced the launch of an exciting new access method, the NFB-

National Federation of the Blind Commends House for Passage of Safety Legislation

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
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Washington, D.C. (December 16, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. 

New Job Listings on NFB-NEWSLINE® Create Access and Employment Opportunities for Blind and Print-Disabled Americans

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Monday, December 13, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 13, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of the blind, is pleased to announce that a revolutionary new feature has been added to NFB-NEWSLINE®, the free audible information service for the blind and others who can

National Federation of the Blind Commends Senate for Passage of Safety Legislation

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Friday, December 10, 2010
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Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States Senate for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. 

Blind Massachusetts Residents Unable to Access Emergency Information

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts (December 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA) is working to resolve an emergency issue with the City of Boston and one of its contractors, Everbridge.  The city contracts with Everbridge to provide a subscription service whereby residents can receive

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