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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 Defends Rights of Blind Students

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Monday, August 9, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 9, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) responded today to recent attacks on the right of blind students to have equal access to technologies used by America’s universities and to the textbooks and course materials offered by institutions of higher learning.  The NFB and

National Federation of the Blind of Virginia Gives the Gift of Independence to Blind Children through Local Braille Training Program

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Arlington, Virginia (August 3, 2010): Local members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) are sponsoring a two-week Braille training program for blind children.

Blind Driver Challenge of the National Federation of the Blind Featured at NIWeek 2010

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Monday, August 2, 2010
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Austin, Texas (August 2, 2010): The Blind Driver Challenge of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is one of the new technological innovations that will be featured at this year’s NIWeek, held August 3–5.  Hosted by National Instruments (NI), NIWeek is the world’s leading graphical system design conference

National Federation of the Blind Commends Amazon on Unveiling of New Accessible Kindle

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 29, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commended Amazon on the unveiling of a new, accessible Kindle.  Amazon announced Wednesday that the new Kindle will come equipped with a voice guide that reads all menu options aloud so blind and other print-disabled people can

Librarian of Congress Says Blind Have Right to Access E-books

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 27, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest nationwide organization of blind Americans and the leading advocate for access to digital information by the blind, commented today on the renewal of a ruling from the Librarian of Congress that allows the circumvention of digi

National Federation of the Blind Successful in Returning Infant to Her Parents

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
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Independence, Missouri (July 22, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and its Missouri affiliate announced today that they have succeeded in a legal fight to bring a two-month-old infant, Mikaela Sinnett, home to her parents, Blake Sinnett and Erika Johnson of Independence.  The NFB of Missouri hire

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 8, 2010): 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 third annual Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Commends House on Adoption of Braille Literacy Resolution

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Dallas, Texas (July 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that the United States House of Representatives has adopted a resolution, H. RES.

National Federation of the Blind to Debut Car That Can Be Driven Independently by the Blind at Rolex 24

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Friday, July 2, 2010
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Daytona Beach, Florida (July 2, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) announced today that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to dr

3,000 Blind People Arrive in Dallas

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Monday, June 28, 2010
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Event:   National Federation of the Blind Annual National Convention

Dates:   July 3–8, 2010

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