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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 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

Terry Bradshaw to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 3, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 3, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Terry Bradshaw, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and current football analyst and co-host of FOX NFL Sunday, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille lit

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

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