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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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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.

Senators Dodd and McCain Introduce Blind Persons Return to Work Act

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
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Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2010): Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced the Blind Persons Return to Work Act of 2010 (S.

Michigan Commission for the Blind Director Attacks Michigan’s Organized Blind

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dearborn Heights, Michigan (January 28, 2010): Patrick Cannon, director of the Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB), has notified Christine Boone, director of the Michigan Commission for the Blind Training Center (MCBTC) in Kalamazoo, and a member of the National Federation of the Blind, that her employment is terminated as of today.  This

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky Introduces Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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Washington, DC (January 27, 2010): Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today introduced the Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind (H.R.

President of the National Federation of the Blind Addresses Staff at Library of Congress

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Washington, D.C. (January 21, 2010): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, addressed staff at the Library of Congress today.  Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Race for Independence

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 19, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced the 2010 Race for Independence, a fundraising effort focused on improving access to technology by blind Americans and supporting other NFB

National Federation of the Blind Commends Justice Department on Kindle Settlements

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Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 14, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commended the United States Department of Justice for reaching settlements with three universities regarding use of the Kindle DX reading device in the classroom.   The settlements with Reed College of Portland, Oregon; Pace

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