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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 Man to Take to the Road at Daytona International Speedway

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Friday, January 28, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 28, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the nation, announced today that Mark Anthony Riccobono, a blind executive who directs technology, research, and education programs for the organization, will be the first bl

Congressman Mica to Participate in NFB Blind Driver Challenge™

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Thursday, January 27, 2011
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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

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