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NFB Executive Mark Riccobono Honored by Wisconsin Alumni Association

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 9, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that Mark Riccobono, executive director of the NFB Jernigan Institute, has been named a 2011 Forward under 40 honoree by the Wisconsin Alumni Association

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa to Hold Seminar

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Burlington, Iowa (March 4, 2011):  The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, will hold its third technology seminar titled "Independence Is Easy—Do You Know What I Know?” on Saturday, March 12.  The seminar will be held at the Comfort Suites in Burlington

Hammond Times Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hammond, Indiana (March 2, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Indiana is pleased to announce the addition of the Hammond Times to a service for blind and disabled readers in Indiana.  These readers will now have access to another reputable source for local daily news through NFB-NEWSLI

National Federation of the Blind Launches Fundraising Campaign on eBay

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Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 3, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that it will be a featured nonprofit on eBay this month, offering everyone the opportunity to buy, sell, or donate to support NFB’s job training programs.

Blind Man Drives Car Independently

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Saturday, January 29, 2011
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Daytona Beach, Florida (January 29, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the nation, announced today that for the first time a blind individual has driven a street vehicle in public without the assistance of a sighted person.  Mark Anthony Ricc

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

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

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.

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