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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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Louis Braille Coin Will be Launched into Space

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Thursday, March 26, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 26, 2009): In a surprise announcement at the launch ceremony for the new Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, NASA announced that the new commemorative coin celebrating the life and work of the inventor of the reading code for the blind will fly on a future space shuttle mission. The announcement, by NASA Deputy Administrator for Educational Programs Dr.

Governor Martin O’Malley to Serve as Honorary Co-chair of Braille Literacy Campaign

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Thursday, March 19, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will serve as an honorary co-chair of the NFB’s Braille literacy campaign.

Official launch ceremony for the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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WHAT:      Official launch ceremony for the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

WHEN:      Thursday, March 26, 2009 (10:00-11:00 a.m.)
                Doors open to media starting at 8:00 a.m.

Mutual of America Foundation Recognizes National Federation of the Blind as Merit Finalist Award Winner

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Monday, March 16, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 16, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, will be recognized as a Merit Finalist Award Winner for 2008 by Mutual of America Foundation at a Community Partnership Award Luncheon on Wednesday, March 18. The luncheon will be held at the National Federation of the Blind headquarters in Baltimore.

Larry Shepherd to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 3, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Larry Shepherd, executive director for the American Numismatic Association, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy.

National Federation of the Blind President to Deliver Keynote Address at Notre Dame’s Blindness Symposium

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 3, 2009): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, will give the keynote address at the Notre Dame Disability Studies Forum’s blindness symposium. The symposium will be held at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

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Friday, February 27, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 27, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a coalition of eleven major automakers, will participate in the NFB’s third annual March for Independence.

LSAC Discriminates Against Blind Law School Applicants

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Thursday, February 19, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 19, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people; its California affiliate; and a blind law school applicant, Deepa Goraya, are filing a lawsuit today against the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 18, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, a motivational speaker and former collegiate football player best known as the inspiration for the motion picture Rudy, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy.

National Federation of the Blind Responds to Authors Guild Statement on the Amazon Kindle 2

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Thursday, February 12, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 12, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today responded to a statement put out by the Authors Guild advising its members to consider negotiating contracts prohibiting e-books to be read aloud by the new Amazon Kindle 2, which incorporates text-to-speech technology.

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