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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 Law School Admissions Council Agree to Settlement

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 26, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today announced that it has settled a lawsuit with the Law School Admissions Council, Inc.

Former Senator Chris Dodd to Speak at Fourth Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 13, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) will present the fourth Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 14–15, 2011, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore.  The symposium, entitled "Bridging t

Montgomery County Discriminates Against Blind Employee

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Rockville, Maryland (April 13, 2011): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, a blind woman who was until recently employed as an information specialist with Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services has filed suit against the County for unlawful discrimination under the Re

NFB-NEWSLINE® Now Available in South Carolina

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Columbia, South Carolina (April 4, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina is pleased to announce today the availability of NFB-NEWSLINE® to all blind and print-disabled South Carolina residents.  NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free service that allows those who cannot read conven

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

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