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Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today and is the Voice of the Nation's Blind.

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Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 18, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, a motivational speaker and former collegiate football player best known as the inspiration for the motion picture Rudy, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy.

National Federation of the Blind Responds to Authors Guild Statement on the Amazon Kindle 2

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Thursday, February 12, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 12, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today responded to a statement put out by the Authors Guild advising its members to consider negotiating contracts prohibiting e-books to be read aloud by the new Amazon Kindle 2, which incorporates text-to-speech technology.

National Federation of the Blind Rejects Nelson-Collins Amendment

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Friday, February 6, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 6, 2009): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, said: “The purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 currently being debated in the United States Senate is to reduce unemployment and to restore economic security for all Americans.

National Federation of the Blind and Wal-Mart Foundation Partner to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, February 2, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 2, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States and the country’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, and the Wal-Mart Foundation are partnering to bring Braille reading materials to those who need them.

U.S. Representatives Edolphus Towns and Cliff Stearns Introduce Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Washington, DC (January 28, 2009): Representatives Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today introduced H.R. 734, a bill intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology.

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa to Coordinate Service Project

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Des Moines, Iowa (January 15, 2009): The Des Moines chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa will be participating in the 14th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Saturday, January 17, 2009.  The event will take place at the local chapter meeting of the Des Moines chapter that day, from 1

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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

National Federation of the Blind to Exhibit at Consumer Electronics Show

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Monday, January 5, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 5, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, in partnership with the Sendero Group, will exhibit at the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 6–11, 2009, in Las Vegas.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Louis Braille

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Monday, December 29, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 29, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s largest and oldest organization of blind people, will hold events nationwide on Sunday, January 4, 2009, to promote Braille literacy and help celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille (18

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