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National Federation of the Blind Member Sets Motorcycle Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Wendover, Utah (August 29, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today congratulated member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, on completing a record-setting run on the Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Mr.

National Federation of the Blind Leads Subminimum Wage Protest

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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MEDIA ADVISORY

Date:              August 28, 2014

Time:              11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Place:             SourceAmerica
                      8401 Old Courthouse Road
                      
Vienna, VA 22182

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National Federation of the Blind Supports Blind Mother’s Suit Against Seattle Public Schools

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Seattle, Washington (August 21, 2014): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, Noel Nightingale, a blind mother of three children enrolled in Seattle schools, filed suit (case 2:14-cv-01286) yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Seattle Division, against Seattle Public Schools. The suit alleges discrimination against Ms.

National Federation of the Blind Member Seeks Motorcycle Speed Record

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Wendover, Utah (August 21, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, will attempt a motorcycle speed record on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trial

National Federation of the Blind to Host Web Accessibility Training Day

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Monday, August 4, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 4, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Maryland Department of Disabilities Technology Assistance Program will cohost Web Accessibility Training Day on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

National Federation of the Blind Files Suit Against Scribd

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Burlington, Vermont (July 29, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for equal access by the blind to technology and electronic information, and Heidi Viens, a blind parent from Colchester, Vermont, have filed suit (case number: 2:14-CV-162) against Scribd, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate to Ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 22, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Awards Scholarships to Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 18, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, awarded scholarships to thirty blind scholars at its seventy-fourth annual convention in Orlando, Florida.

National Federation of the Blind Elects Mark Riccobono President

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Friday, July 11, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 11, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s largest organization of blind Americans, has elected Mark Anthony Riccobono as its new President, the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The election took place on July 5 at the national convention of the NFB, held in Orlando, Florida. Mr.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds House Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 10, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by the United States House of Representatives and urged President Barack Obama to sign this important legislation.

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