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Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today and is the Voice of the Nation's Blind.

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Abraham Nemeth to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 23, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Dr.

National Federation of the Blind to Light Up Times Square

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 23, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, will premiere a video promoting Braille Literacy in Times Square in New York City beginning today.  The video will appear once an hour for ten days, airing on a

Michael Hingson to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 24, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 24, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Michael Hingson, World Trade Center survivor and internationally acclaimed public speaker, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy.  As an

Geerat Vermeij to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 17, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 17, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Dr.

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

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Friday, November 14, 2008
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North Pole (November 14, 2008):  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. 

Blind New York State Employee Unable to Perform Job Due to Inaccessible Software

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Thursday, November 13, 2008
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New York, New York (November 13, 2008): Dawn Whitfield, a blind woman who has worked for the New York State Crime Victims Board for over twenty years, filed suit today in federal court because she is no longer able to perform the functions of her job.  The State Crime Victims Board has purchased and implemented

National Federation of the Blind to Address United Nations Forum

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Friday, November 7, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 7, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States and a leading advocate for the rights of blind people around the world, will address the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (United Nations Working

National Federation of the Blind Brings Braille Silver Dollar to the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 5, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB)–the country’s leading promoter of Braille literacy–has announced the most significant initiative ever launched to support literacy for the blind.  The Braille Readers Are Leaders campaign (www.bra

Terry Bradshaw to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 3, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 3, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Terry Bradshaw, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and current football analyst and co-host of FOX NFL Sunday, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille lit

Google Settlement with Authors, Publishers Will Have Positive Results for the Blind

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Friday, October 31, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 31, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to information by the blind, announced today that the recent settlement between Google and authors and publishers over the Google Books project, if approved by the courts, will have a profound a

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