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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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Blind Students Sue Florida State University for Discrimination

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 29, 2011): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, two blind students—Christopher Shane Toth and Jamie Ann Principato—filed suit today against Florida State University (FSU) and its board of trustees. The suit alleges that FSU’s Department of Mathematics discriminated against Mr. Toth and Ms.

3,500 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Event:   National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:   July 3–8, 2011

Diabetes Forecast Magazine Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Monday, June 27, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 27, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE®—its free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications as well as TV and job listings—has collaborated with the American Diabetes

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Blind Driver Experience Participants

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Friday, June 24, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 24, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today congratulated the thirty people who won the honor of participating in the Blind Driver Experience.  On Tuesday, July 5, from 1–6:00 p.m., as part of the NFB Natio

eBay to Sponsor the National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 21, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced that eBay has signed on to be the title sponsor of the national convention to be held in Orlando this summer.  The national convention gathers nearly thre

National Federation of the Blind: New Jersey State Agencies Discriminate Against Blind Employees

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Newark, New Jersey (May 31, 2011): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, nine blind people who are employed at New Jersey State agencies—including the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired—have filed a co

National Federation of the Blind Commends Department of Education for New Accessible Technology Guidelines

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Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 26, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind urged all elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools to follow guidelines issued today by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and to deploy new or emerging technologies only if they are accessible to blind students. 

Federal Government Not Complying with Web Site Accessibility Requirements, Study Indicates

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Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 19, 2011): A study that has just been published online in the journal Government Information Quarterly has found that of one-hundred Web sites operated by federal government agencies, ov

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2011 Scholarship Program Winners

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Friday, May 13, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 13, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2011 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.  The winners are listed

NFB-NEWSLINE® for the Blind Receives Funding for 2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa (April 27, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, announced today that NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free, audible, newspaper-access service, will continue to operate through September 30, 2011.

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