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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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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.

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint Against the Utah State Office of Education

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Salt Lake City, Utah (June 9, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, its Utah affiliate, and its subsidiary organization, the Utah Parents of Blind Children, filed a complaint today against the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) alleging violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDE

Congressman Dingell to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

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Friday, May 29, 2009
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Detroit, Michigan (May 29, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind announced today that Congressman John D. Dingell, who represents Michigan’s 15th Congressional District, will serve as a co-chair for the organization’s third annual fundraising walk-a-thon event.

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates NASA on Successful Mission

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Sunday, May 24, 2009
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE (May 24, 2009): When the space shuttle Atlantis landed today, it also returned from space two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars. This unique coin commemorates the birth of the inventor of the reading and writing code for the blind and is the first United States coin to contain tactile, readable Braille.

Reading Rights Coalition Denounces Random House

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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New York City (May 20, 2009): The Reading Rights Coalition, representing more than 15 million print-disabled Americans, has denounced publishing giant Random House, which has turned off text-to-speech on all of its e-books available for Amazon’s Kindle 2 reading service.

Two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars to Go Into Space Today

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Monday, May 11, 2009
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (May 11, 2009): When the space shuttle Atlantis takes off today, it will carry two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars. This unique coin commemorates the birth of the inventor of the reading and writing code for the blind and is the first United States coin to contain tactile, readable Braille.

Louis Braille Coin to be Launched into Space on May 11

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Thursday, May 7, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 7, 2009): The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, the first coin ever to feature readable Braille, will fly on NASA space shuttle Atlantis on May 11, 2009. The coin will be launched into space on mission STS-125, which will service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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