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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 Files Complaint with United States Department of Education

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 27, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information technology, and Carlos Mora, a blind resident of Baltimore, Maryland, filed an administrative complaint today with the United States Department of Education.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Louisiana Tech Will Use Braille Coin in Coin Toss

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Monday, October 26, 2009
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Ruston, Louisiana (October 26, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille, is pleased to announce that Louisiana Tech University will use a 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar in the coin toss at its football game on November 6. The popular Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, a NCAA division I football team, will play the Boise State Broncos.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Partnership Between K-NFB Reading Technology and Baker & Taylor

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 14, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to information by the blind, today applauds the historic partnership between K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc., the world-renowned pioneer in reading technologies, and Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment product

Largest Newspaper Service for the Blind Now Offers Over 300 Publications

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Monday, October 12, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 12 , 2009): The National Federation of the Blind announced today that NFB-NEWSLINE®, the largest electronic newspaper service in the world for blind and print-disabled Americans, now gives subscribers independent access to over three hundred newspapers and magazines.

National Federation of the Blind Commends United States Mint on Release of Braille Education Set

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Thursday, October 8, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 8, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille, is pleased to announce that the United States Mint released today the limited edition Braille Education Set.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 7, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

Los Angeles Public Library Suspends Purchase of Adobe Digital Editions

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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Los Angeles, California (October 6, 2009): The Reading Rights Coalition (RRC), which consists of thirty-one organizations dedicated to equal access to the printed word by people who are blind or who have other print disabilities, announced today that the Los Angeles Public Library system has agreed to suspend purchase of inaccessible e books using the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) format.

National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to GE

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Thursday, October 1, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 1, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has granted Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to GE. The NFB applauds GE’s continued commitment to ensuring equal access to its Web site for blind consumers and commends GE’s sustained leadership in Web accessibility.

National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to GE

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Thursday, October 1, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 1, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has granted Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to GE. The NFB applauds GE’s continued commitment to ensuring equal access to its Web site for blind consumers and commends GE’s sustained leadership in Web accessibility.

National Federation of the Blind Welcomes the Hope Bus Tour

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Monday, September 28, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 28, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, will welcome the Hope Bus Tour to the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore on September 29.

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