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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 Commends Senate for Passage of Safety Legislation

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Friday, December 10, 2010
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Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States Senate for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. 

Blind Massachusetts Residents Unable to Access Emergency Information

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts (December 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA) is working to resolve an emergency issue with the City of Boston and one of its contractors, Everbridge.  The city contracts with Everbridge to provide a subscription service whereby residents can receive

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 17, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 15, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 15, 2010):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. 

Penn State Discriminates Against Blind Students and Faculty

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Friday, November 12, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 12, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, announced today that it has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, requesting an investigation of Pennsylvania Sta

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

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