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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 Congratulates Blind Driver Challenge™ VIPs

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 21, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today congratulated the ten Blind Driver Challenge™ VIPs who have been awarded trips to the public debut of a vehicle equipped with a nonvisual

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2010 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Monday, December 20, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 20, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.  The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Literacy Essay Contest in the U.S.

The National Federation of the Blind and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Partner to Offer More Choice and Access to Print-Disabled Americans

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Monday, December 20, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 20, 2010): NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free audible newspaper service for blind and print-disabled people, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress (NLS) today announced the launch of an exciting new access method, the NFB-

National Federation of the Blind Commends House for Passage of Safety Legislation

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
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Washington, D.C. (December 16, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States House of Representatives 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. 

New Job Listings on NFB-NEWSLINE® Create Access and Employment Opportunities for Blind and Print-Disabled Americans

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Monday, December 13, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 13, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of the blind, is pleased to announce that a revolutionary new feature has been added to NFB-NEWSLINE®, the free audible information service for the blind and others who can

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

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