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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 and Blind Social Security Beneficiary File Complaint with Social Security Administration

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Monday, August 24, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 24, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information technology, and Margot Downey, a blind Social Security beneficiary from Buffalo, New York, filed an administrative complaint today with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

National Federation of the Blind Awards Newegg.com with “Gold Level” Certification for Providing Equal Access to Visually Impaired Users

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Thursday, August 6, 2009
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City of Industry, California (July 29, 2009): Newegg.com Inc., the second-largest online-only retailer in the United States, and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, today jointly announced that the NFB has awarded its Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Newegg.com, the first-ever online retailer to be so honored.

National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam Ends with March and Ceremony in Washington

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Friday, July 31, 2009
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Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2009): Two hundred blind high school students and their mentors from across the nation will close out the second National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam in the nation’s capitol this afternoon. The students will begin their visit to Washington at 2 p.m.

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint with Maryland Department of Education

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 29, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind and its Maryland affiliate have filed a complaint with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) alleging violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and parallel state law by the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS).

National Federation of the Blind and Blind Business Owner File Complaint with Small Business Administration

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 22, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information technology, and Virgil Stinnett, a blind business owner from Honolulu, Hawaii, filed an administrative complaint today with the Small Business Administration (SBA).

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Monday, July 13, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 13, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. The second annual Dr.

Over One Thousand Blind Americans to March in Detroit

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Detroit, Michigan (June 30, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States, will hold its third March for Independence on July 6 in Detroit, Michigan. The Motor City March for Independence is a 5K walk held as part of the National Federation of the Blind convention, which will take place in Detroit this year.

3,000 Blind People Arrive in Detroit

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Monday, June 29, 2009
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Event: National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention

Dates: July 3–July 8, 2009

Place: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
          400 Renaissance Center
          Detroit, Michigan 48243

National Federation of the Blind and American Council of the Blind File Discrimination Suit Against Arizona State University

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Thursday, June 25, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 25, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) filed suit today against Arizona State University (ASU) to prevent the university from deploying Amazon’s Kindle DX electronic reading device as a means of distributing electronic textbooks to its students because the device cannot be used by blind students.

Senator Levin to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Detroit, Michigan (June 23, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind announced today that Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) will speak at the organization’s third annual civil rights march and rally. The Motor City March for Independence will take place on the morning of July 6, 2009, as part of the National Federation of the Blind convention, which will be held in Detroit this year.

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