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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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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

National Federation of the Blind’s Newspaper Service Now Offers More Digital Talking Book Player Compatibility

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 9, 2010): NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and TV listings, is pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE® In Your Pocket is now compatible with two more digital talki

National Federation of the Blind Announces March Drive for Imaginators

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Monday, March 8, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 8, 2010): With five months remaining in the first phase of the National Federation of the Blind’s Race for Independence, Imagination Fund Chairman Parnell Diggs today urged affiliates to sign up as many of their members as possible by March 31.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Chairman Waxman to Move Forward with Safety Legislation

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
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Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2010):  The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, H.R.

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