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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 Successful in Returning Infant to Her Parents

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
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Independence, Missouri (July 22, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and its Missouri affiliate announced today that they have succeeded in a legal fight to bring a two-month-old infant, Mikaela Sinnett, home to her parents, Blake Sinnett and Erika Johnson of Independence.  The NFB of Missouri hire

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 8, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.  The third annual Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Commends House on Adoption of Braille Literacy Resolution

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Dallas, Texas (July 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that the United States House of Representatives has adopted a resolution, H. RES.

National Federation of the Blind to Debut Car That Can Be Driven Independently by the Blind at Rolex 24

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Friday, July 2, 2010
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Daytona Beach, Florida (July 2, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) announced today that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to dr

3,000 Blind People Arrive in Dallas

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Monday, June 28, 2010
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Event:   National Federation of the Blind Annual National Convention

Dates:   July 3–8, 2010

National Federation of the Blind Names Laurel Hudson 2010 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children

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Monday, June 21, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 21, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Laurel Hudson, a teacher of blind students at the Coralwood Diagnostic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, as its 2010 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children.  Hudson will be presented with the award at the NFB’s seventieth annua

Law Schools Discriminate Against Blind Applicants

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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San Francisco, California (June 9, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, and three blind students who have applied or are considering applying to law school in California—Deepa Goraya, Bruce J.

National Conference of Bar Examiners Discriminates Against Blind Law School Graduates

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 2, 2010): Three blind law school graduates registered to take the Maryland general bar exam in July 2010—Timothy R. Elder, Anne P. Blackfield, and Michael B.

National Federation of the Blind of Michigan to Hold Protest

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lansing, Michigan (May 19, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Michigan will again take to the streets of Lansing on Thursday, May 20, to protest what it feels is an atmosphere of cover-up, secrecy, and intimidation by Patrick Cannon, director of the Michigan Commission for the Blind.  The NFB of Michigan alleges violations by

Key Stakeholders Agree on Measures to Protect Blind Pedestrians from Silent Cars

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 19, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) announced today that they have agreed on proposed legislative language that

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