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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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Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 18, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, a motivational speaker and former collegiate football player best known as the inspiration for the motion picture Rudy, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy.

National Federation of the Blind Responds to Authors Guild Statement on the Amazon Kindle 2

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Thursday, February 12, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 12, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today responded to a statement put out by the Authors Guild advising its members to consider negotiating contracts prohibiting e-books to be read aloud by the new Amazon Kindle 2, which incorporates text-to-speech technology.

National Federation of the Blind Rejects Nelson-Collins Amendment

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Friday, February 6, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 6, 2009): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, said: “The purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 currently being debated in the United States Senate is to reduce unemployment and to restore economic security for all Americans.

National Federation of the Blind and Wal-Mart Foundation Partner to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, February 2, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 2, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States and the country’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, and the Wal-Mart Foundation are partnering to bring Braille reading materials to those who need them.

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

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Washington, DC (January 28, 2009): Representatives Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today introduced H.R. 734, a bill intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology.

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa to Coordinate Service Project

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Des Moines, Iowa (January 15, 2009): The Des Moines chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa will be participating in the 14th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Saturday, January 17, 2009.  The event will take place at the local chapter meeting of the Des Moines chapter that day, from 1

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 7, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

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

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