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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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National Federation of the Blind Launches Largest-ever White Cane Initiative

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 19, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced an initiative to ensure that any blind person in the United States and Puerto Rico who needs a long white cane will have one, regardless of ability to p

Accessible Toys and Games for Blind Children to be Highlighted at Fall Seminar

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (August 13, 2008): The Parents of Blind Children division of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (IPOBC) today announced that it will be holding an all-day seminar on how to choose and locate toys and games that are accessible to blind and visually impaired children.  This seminar will

National Federation of the Blind to Attend World Blind Union General Assembly

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 13, 2008): Dr.

National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas Agrees to Settlement of Lawsuit Over Accessibility of Software to Blind State Employees

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Monday, August 11, 2008
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Little Rock, Arkansas (August 11, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas and two blind state employees have agreed to a settlement among themselves, the state of Arkansas, and software provider SAP Public Services, Inc.  The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by blind state employees in 2001 b

National Federation of the Blind Praises Passage of Higher Education Opportunity Act

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Friday, August 1, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 1, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and the largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, praised the United States Congress today for passing the Higher Education Opportunity Act.  The legislation establishes a commission to study ways t

National Federation of the Blind to Testify Before House Subcommittee

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 29, 2008): Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Holds Junior Science Academy

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Monday, July 21, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 21, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for blind children and their families, will be offering a Junior Science Academy targeting children in grades three through six.  Through hands-on experiences, tactile materials, and innovative nonvisua

National Federation of the Blind Awards $100,000

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Monday, July 7, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 7, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind presented $100,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.  The first-ever Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to GE

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Thursday, July 3, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 3, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to GE.  The NFB applauds GE’s commitment to ensuring equal access to their Web site to blind consumers and commend

Media Advisory: 3,000 Blind People Arrive in Dallas

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Thursday, June 26, 2008
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Expected to be Largest Disability Conference This Year

Event:   National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention

Dates:   June 29–July 5, 2008

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