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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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National Federation of the Blind to Exhibit at Consumer Electronics Show

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Monday, January 5, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 5, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, in partnership with the Sendero Group, will exhibit at the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 6–11, 2009, in Las Vegas.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Louis Braille

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Monday, December 29, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 29, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s largest and oldest organization of blind people, will hold events nationwide on Sunday, January 4, 2009, to promote Braille literacy and help celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille (18

Abraham Nemeth to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 23, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Dr.

National Federation of the Blind to Light Up Times Square

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 23, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, will premiere a video promoting Braille Literacy in Times Square in New York City beginning today.  The video will appear once an hour for ten days, airing on a

Michael Hingson to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 24, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 24, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Michael Hingson, World Trade Center survivor and internationally acclaimed public speaker, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy.  As an

Geerat Vermeij to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 17, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 17, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Friday, November 14, 2008
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North Pole (November 14, 2008):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. 

Blind New York State Employee Unable to Perform Job Due to Inaccessible Software

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Thursday, November 13, 2008
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New York, New York (November 13, 2008): Dawn Whitfield, a blind woman who has worked for the New York State Crime Victims Board for over twenty years, filed suit today in federal court because she is no longer able to perform the functions of her job.  The State Crime Victims Board has purchased and implemented

National Federation of the Blind to Address United Nations Forum

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Friday, November 7, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 7, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States and a leading advocate for the rights of blind people around the world, will address the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (United Nations Working

National Federation of the Blind Brings Braille Silver Dollar to the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 5, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB)–the country’s leading promoter of Braille literacy–has announced the most significant initiative ever launched to support literacy for the blind.  The Braille Readers Are Leaders campaign (www.bra

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