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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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Key Stakeholders Agree on Measures to Protect Blind Pedestrians from Silent Cars

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 19, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) announced today that they have agreed on proposed legislative language that

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship Program Winners

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 12, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2010 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.  The winners are listed

NFB President Marc Maurer to Receive Honorary Doctorate from University of Notre Dame

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that its president, Dr.

Law Schools Discriminate Against Blind Applicants

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 5, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, announced today that it has filed complaints with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, requesting investigations of nine prominent law schools fo

NFB President Marc Maurer to Receive Honorary Doctorate from University of South Carolina Upstate

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Monday, May 3, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 3, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that its president, Dr.

National Federation of the Blind to Hold THE CANE EVENT

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Monday, April 26, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 26, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will host THE CANE EVENT on May 1, 2010, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore.  The event will commemorate the NFB’s seventieth anniversary.  More than three hundred friend

National Federation of the Blind to Present Third Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 13, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will present the third Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 15–16, 2010, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore.  The symposium, entitled “Equality, Difference, and The Right to Live in the World” and named for NFB

NFB-NEWSLINE® Delivers Three Million Minutes of News in March

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Friday, April 9, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 9, 2010): 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 and TV listings—delivered a record-setting three million minutes

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland Urges Montgomery County to Include Accessibility in New Call Centers

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland (April 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today urged Montgomery County to allocate the funds necessary to make the new 311-call system accessible.  This new system, to be housed

National Federation of the Blind and Blackboard to Demonstrate New Accessibility Features at CSUN

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Thursday, March 25, 2010
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San Diego, California (March 25, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal education for blind students, and Blackboard Inc., will present and demonstrate the new accessibility features of the Blackboard Learn™ platform at the California State University, Northrid

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