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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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THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND AND THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS APPLAUD INTRODUCTION OF “TEACH ACT”

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Friday, November 15, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC (November 15, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the leading trade association of the US publishing industry, applaud Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) for introducing today the Technology, Educati

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Landmark Ruling in Authors Guild v. Google

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to education and information by blind Americans, commented today on the landmark decision issued by The Honorable Judge Denny Chin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissing a lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild against Google, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind Disappointed in New DOT Access Rules

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 6, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today expressed severe disappointment in the Department of Transportation (DOT) for its final rule purporting to extend Air Carrier Access Act requirements to airline Web sites and automated kiosks.  The long-awaited rule, released November 4 on DOT’s Web

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Iowa Supreme Court Case Regarding Blind People Entering the Chiropractic Medicine Field

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Monday, November 4, 2013
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Burlington, Iowa (November 4, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, which has led the fight for the equality of blind Americans for over seventy years, today commented on the landmark case of Aaron Cannon and Davenport Civil Rights Commission v.

National Federation of the Blind to Unmask Goodwill’s Exploitation of Workers with Disabilities

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 31, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, announced that it will hold a public awareness event today regarding Goodwill Industries International’s payment of wages as low as pennies per hour to workers with disabilities.  Members of the NFB will deliver copies of a recent

National Federation of the Blind Mourns Passing of Dr. Abraham Nemeth

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 2, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today mourns the death of Dr. Abraham Nemeth, the scientist who invented the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation and was a lifelong champion of Braille.  
 

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Senator Harkin Report “High Expectations: Transforming the American Workforce as the ADA Generation Comes of Age”

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Monday, September 30, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 30, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commented on a September 26 report submitted by Senator Tom Harkin, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Gun Ownership by Blind Individuals

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 12, 2013): In recent days there has been much discussion about whether blind individuals should be permitted to own and/or carry firearms. 
 

National Federation of the Blind and Others Demand E-Reader Accessibility

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 5, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the leading advocate for equal access to technology by the blind, announced today that it has submitted official comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in opposition to a petition

Dan Parker Completes Successful Run on Bonneville Salt Flats

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Wendover, Utah (August 27, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today congratulated Dan Parker, who yesterday became the second blind man to publicly operate a vehicle independently and the first blind man to race at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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