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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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McCarran International Airport Discriminates Against Blind Passengers

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Las Vegas, Nevada (March 30, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind and four blind individuals—Alan and Billie Ruth Schlank, Joyce Pratt, and Mark Adreon—who frequently fly or plan to fly to and from Las Vegas through McCarran International Airport, have filed a class-action lawsuit in the United States Dis

NFB-NEWSLINE® Adds Five Meredith Magazines to Lineup

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 23, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE®—its free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications as well as TV and job listings—has partnered with Meredith Corp

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Rejection of Google Books Settlement

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 22, 2011): Dr.

Adoption of Google Apps Program Discriminates Against the Blind

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 15, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today requested that the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, investigate civil rights vi

Guide Dog Association Launches Innovative Hotline

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tampa, Florida (March 15, 2011): In conjunction with new federal regulations that take effect today concerning service animals, the National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU), the leader in service animal advocacy, is launching an innovative new service.  The NAGDU Education & Advocacy Hotline not only

NFB Executive Mark Riccobono Honored by Wisconsin Alumni Association

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 9, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that Mark Riccobono, executive director of the NFB Jernigan Institute, has been named a 2011 Forward under 40 honoree by the Wisconsin Alumni Association

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa to Hold Seminar

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Burlington, Iowa (March 4, 2011):  The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, will hold its third technology seminar titled "Independence Is Easy—Do You Know What I Know?” on Saturday, March 12.  The seminar will be held at the Comfort Suites in Burlington

Hammond Times Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hammond, Indiana (March 2, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Indiana is pleased to announce the addition of the Hammond Times to a service for blind and disabled readers in Indiana.  These readers will now have access to another reputable source for local daily news through NFB-NEWSLI

National Federation of the Blind Launches Fundraising Campaign on eBay

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Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 3, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that it will be a featured nonprofit on eBay this month, offering everyone the opportunity to buy, sell, or donate to support NFB’s job training programs.

Blind Man Drives Car Independently

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Saturday, January 29, 2011
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Daytona Beach, Florida (January 29, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the nation, announced today that for the first time a blind individual has driven a street vehicle in public without the assistance of a sighted person.  Mark Anthony Ricc

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