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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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U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky Introduces Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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Washington, DC (January 27, 2010): Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today introduced the Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind (H.R.

President of the National Federation of the Blind Addresses Staff at Library of Congress

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Washington, D.C. (January 21, 2010): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, addressed staff at the Library of Congress today.  Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Race for Independence

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 19, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced the 2010 Race for Independence, a fundraising effort focused on improving access to technology by blind Americans and supporting other NFB

National Federation of the Blind Commends Justice Department on Kindle Settlements

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Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 14, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commended the United States Department of Justice for reaching settlements with three universities regarding use of the Kindle DX reading device in the classroom.   The settlements with Reed College of Portland, Oregon; Pace

Humanware and UPS Deliver Support for National Federation of the Blind

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 13, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people in the country, today announced that both UPS and Humanware have signed on to be platinum-level sponsors of the National Federation of the Blind national convention to

Blindness Organizations and Arizona State University Resolve Litigation Over Kindle

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Monday, January 11, 2010
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Phoenix, Arizona (January 11, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), and Arizona State University (ASU), today announced a settlement agreement resolving litigation filed by NFB and ACB against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and ASU.

Blindness Organizations and Arizona State University Resolve Litigation Over Kindle

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Monday, January 11, 2010
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Phoenix, Arizona (January 11, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), and Arizona State University (ASU), today announced a settlement agreement resolving litigation filed by NFB and ACB against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and ASU.

National Federation of the Blind Announces University of Oregon Will Use Braille Coin in Coin Toss

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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Eugene, Oregon (December 2, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille, is pleased to announce that the University of Oregon will use a 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar in the coin toss at the Civil War football game on Thursday, December 3.

National Federation of the Blind Teams with Chevrolet and GM to Incorporate a Safe Sound Alert for Electric Vehicles and Hybrids

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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DETROIT – Chevrolet, General Motors and the National Federation of the Blind are cooperating to identify a safe level of sound to alert the blind and other pedestrians to the presence of near silent-running electric and hybrid vehicles.

National Federation of the Blind Commends University of Illinois for Commitment to Accessible E-book Technology

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Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Champaign, Illinois (November 19, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind Americans and a leading advocate for accessible e-book technology, today applauded the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for publicly announcing its commitment to purchasing e-book technology that can be used by the blind and others with print disabilities.

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