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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 Announces University of Oregon Will Use Braille Coin in Coin Toss

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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Eugene, Oregon (December 2, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille, is pleased to announce that the University of Oregon will use a 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar in the coin toss at the Civil War football game on Thursday, December 3.

National Federation of the Blind Teams with Chevrolet and GM to Incorporate a Safe Sound Alert for Electric Vehicles and Hybrids

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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DETROIT – Chevrolet, General Motors and the National Federation of the Blind are cooperating to identify a safe level of sound to alert the blind and other pedestrians to the presence of near silent-running electric and hybrid vehicles.

National Federation of the Blind Commends University of Illinois for Commitment to Accessible E-book Technology

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Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Champaign, Illinois (November 19, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind Americans and a leading advocate for accessible e-book technology, today applauded the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for publicly announcing its commitment to purchasing e-book technology that can be used by the blind and others with print disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Commends Parties to Google Settlement

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 18, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind today commended Google, the Association of American Publishers, and the Authors Guild for retaining important provisions in the amended settlement relating to the Google Books project that will allow people who are blind or have other print disabilities to access the books that Google makes available to the public.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 16, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 16, 2009): 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.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Partnership Between K-NFB Reading Technology and Baker & Taylor

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Saturday, November 14, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 14, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to information by the blind, today applauds the historic partnership between K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc., the world-renowned pioneer in reading technologies, and Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment product

Universities Will Not Deploy Kindle DX as Textbook Reader

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 11, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, today applauded the decision of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Syracuse University to not deploy Amazon’s Kindle DX as a means of distributing electronic textbooks (e-books) to their students.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Now Available in Arkansas

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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Little Rock, Arkansas (November 4, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind announced today that NFB-NEWSLINE® is now available to all print-disabled Arkansas residents.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Notre Dame Will Use Braille Coin in Coin Toss

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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South Bend, Indiana (November 4, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille, is pleased to announce that the University of Notre Dame will use a 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar in the coin toss at its football game on Saturday, November 7.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship Program

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 3, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2010 National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program. Thirty scholarships totaling $100,000 will be awarded to blind students from the United States and Puerto Rico.

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