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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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Google Settlement with Authors, Publishers Will Have Positive Results for the Blind

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Friday, October 31, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 31, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to information by the blind, announced today that the recent settlement between Google and authors and publishers over the Google Books project, if approved by the courts, will have a profound a

National Federation of the Blind Launches “Project VIP” to Help Blind Voters on Election Day

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 21, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for the voting rights of blind people, announced today that it is launching Project VIP (Voting with Independence and Privacy), a toll-free hotline that will be available to blind voters across the United

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Meet the Blind Month

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland (October 16, 2008): To help celebrate Meet the Blind Month, the Baltimore Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland will hit the Mimi DiPietro ice skating rink in Patterson Park on Saturday, October 18, and visit the Baltimore Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning, October 19, u

National Federation of the Blind Conducts Successful Nationwide Protests Against Movie Blindness

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Monday, October 6, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 6, 2008): In the wake of a successful nationwide action against the Miramax film Blindness, which consisted of seventy-two protests in front of cinemas showing the film in thirty-seven states, the National Federation of the Blind today urged Miramax and its parent company, the Walt D

Blind Group Condemns and Deplores the Movie Blindness

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (October 2, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, today announced its vehement objection to the forthcoming Miramax film release Blindness and announced that its members would protest in front of the Carmike Wynnsong 1

National Federation of the Blind Condemns and Deplores the Movie Blindness

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 30, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced its strong objections to the forthcoming Miramax film release Blindness and announced that its members would protest at cinemas across the nation

National Federation of the Blind and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Announce Agreement with Apple to Make iTunes Fully Accessible

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Friday, September 26, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 26, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley today announced a cooperative agreement with Apple, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind to Address Oracle Open World Conference

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Monday, September 22, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 22, 2008): Mark Riccobono, executive director of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, will give a presentation on the importance of accessibility at the 2008 Oracle Open World Conference on September 25.  The annual Oracle Open World Conference is the world’s la

Pat Schroeder to Serve on National Leadership Advisory Group for Braille Literacy

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Monday, September 22, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 22, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Pat Schroeder, former Colorado congressional representative and current president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Publishers, i

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa to Honor Secretary of State Mike Mauro

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (September 18, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa announced today that it will present a Distinguished Service Award to Secretary of State Mike Mauro on Saturday, September 20, 2008, at the organization’s annual state convention banquet at the Renaissance Savery Hotel.   The Dis

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