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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 to Convene Historic Quiet Car Panel in Dallas

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Thursday, June 26, 2008
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The National Federation of the Blind announced today that a major portion of the agenda of its upcoming national convention will be dedicated to solving the problems posed to blind pedestrians by silent vehicle technology.  On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 2–the opening day of the National Federation of the B

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Congressional Subcommittee Action on Talking Book Program

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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Washington, DC (June 24, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today applauded a vote by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch to increase funding for the Talking Book program operated by the Library of Congress.  The

Media Advisory: National Federation of the Blind to Speak at NHTSA Public Meeting on Dangers Posed by Silent Vehicle Technology

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Thursday, June 19, 2008
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The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, will speak at a public meeting to be held on Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the Department of Transportation on the dangers posed to the blind and other pedestrians by silent engin

Over One Thousand Blind Americans to March in Dallas

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 18, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States, will hold its second March for Independence on July 2, in Dallas, Texas.  The March for Independence–A Walk for Opportunity is a 5K walk to increase public aware

National Federation of the Blind Of Iowa Denounces Ruling on Accessible Paper Money Lawsuit

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa: (May 22, 2008): Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a ruling that could force a redesign of U.S. paper currency so that blind people can distinguish denominations by touch.  

Blind Group Asks Congressional Delegation To Co-sponsor "Quiet Car" Bill

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (May 20, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) this week announced that they have asked the Iowa Congressional delegation in the House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 5734, a bill which would require the U.S.

National Federation of the Blind Denounces Ruling on Accessible Paper Money Lawsuit

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 20, 2008): Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a ruling that could force a redesign of U.S. paper currency so that blind people can distinguish denominations by touch.  

Wal-Mart to Serve as Title Sponsor of the NFB March for Independence

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Monday, April 21, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 21, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Wal-Mart will be the title sponsor of the NFB’s second annual March for Independence.  Wal-Mart made a donation to support blind people and those losing vision through the programs and initiatives of the Nationa

Congressman Sessions to Serve As Honorary Chairman of NFB March for Independence

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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Dallas, Texas (April 15, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) will serve as honorary chairman of the NFB’s second annual March for Independence.  The March for Independence—A Walk for Opportunity will take place on the morning of Wednesday, July

U.S. Representatives Edolphus Towns and Cliff Stearns Introduce Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
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Washington, DC (April 9, 2008):  Representatives Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today introduced a bill intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology.  The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2008 requires the Secretary of

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