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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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NFB-NEWSLINE® Delivers Three Million Minutes of News in March

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Friday, April 9, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 9, 2010): 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 and TV listings—delivered a record-setting three million minutes

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland Urges Montgomery County to Include Accessibility in New Call Centers

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland (April 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today urged Montgomery County to allocate the funds necessary to make the new 311-call system accessible.  This new system, to be housed

National Federation of the Blind and Blackboard to Demonstrate New Accessibility Features at CSUN

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Thursday, March 25, 2010
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San Diego, California (March 25, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal education for blind students, and Blackboard Inc., will present and demonstrate the new accessibility features of the Blackboard Learn™ platform at the California State University, Northrid

National Federation of the Blind’s Newspaper Service Now Offers More Digital Talking Book Player Compatibility

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 9, 2010): NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and TV listings, is pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE® In Your Pocket is now compatible with two more digital talki

National Federation of the Blind Announces March Drive for Imaginators

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Monday, March 8, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 8, 2010): With five months remaining in the first phase of the National Federation of the Blind’s Race for Independence, Imagination Fund Chairman Parnell Diggs today urged affiliates to sign up as many of their members as possible by March 31.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Chairman Waxman to Move Forward with Safety Legislation

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
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Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2010):  The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, H.R.

National Federation of the Blind Supports Google Settlement in Court

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
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NEW YORK CITY (February 18, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind, which has led the fight for the equality of blind Americans for nearly seventy years, expressed support for the proposed settlement between Google and authors and publishers today in a hearing before Judge Denny Chin in the Federal District

National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to Target.com

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 9, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Target.com.  The NFB applauds Target’s commitment to ensuring equal access to its Web site to blind consume

Federal Judge Orders the National Conference of Bar Examiners to Provide Individualized Testing Accommodations to Blind Law School Graduate

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Friday, February 5, 2010
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San Francisco, California (February 5, 2010):  A federal court has ruled that the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) will cause a blind law school graduate irreparable harm unless it provides her the technology-based testing accommodations she needs to take two exams required to become a member of the S

National Federation of the Blind Commends Apple for Including VoiceOver on iPad

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 28, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading consumer organization of blind persons, today commended Apple Inc.

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