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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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United Airlines Discriminates Against Blind Passengers

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Monday, October 25, 2010
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San Francisco, California (October 25, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for accessible technology, and three blind individuals—Michael Hingson, Mike May, and Tina Thomas—who reside in California and frequently fly U

Desire2Learn Attains National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Gold Level Web Certification

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland/ Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario/Anaheim, California (October 12, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), one of the world’s leading advocates for Internet access by blind Americans, and Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearni

National Federation of the Blind Launches Text2Give Program

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, has launched the NFB Text2Give program, a fundraising effort focused on improving education and technology for blind Americans and supporting oth

National Federation of the Blind Launches 28th Annual Braille Readers are Leaders Contest

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Friday, October 1, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 1, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in conjunction with the National Association to Promote the Use of Braille (NAPUB) and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, today launched the 28th annual Braille Readers Are Leaders contest for stude

National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to Instructure Learning Management System

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 29, 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 Instructure for its learning management system, “Canvas.” The NFB applauds Instructure’s commitment to en

eBay and National Federation of the Blind Partner to Increase Ecommerce Job Opportunities

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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San Jose, Calif. – September 15, 2010 – eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today announced a partnership to create more opportunities for blind Americans to access eBay as buyers and sellers.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010-2011 Race for Independence

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 1, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today announced the 2010-2011 Race for Independence, a fundraising effort focused on improving education and technology for blind Americans and

National Federation of the Blind Eligible to Receive Grant of $250,000

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 1, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is in the running for a grant award of $250,000 from the Pepsi Refresh project, which awards over one million dollars each month to nonprofits and busines

Critical Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE® in Michigan

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland (August 31, 2010):  Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and TV listings, will be turned off in Michigan, effective October 1, 2010.  Termination of this service will dras

Blind Driver Challenge Receives Top Graphical System Design Achievement Awards at NIWeek 2010

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Monday, August 16, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 16, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind’s Blind Driver Challenge—an innovative effort to create a nonvisual interface that empowers a blind person to operate an automobile—received the 2010 Application of the Year Award at the National Instruments Graphical System Design Achie

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