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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 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

National Federation of the Blind and Target Agree to Class Action Settlement

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 27, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Target (NYSE: TGT) announced today that they have settled a class action lawsuit regarding access to the Target.com Web site by blind people.  

National Federation of the Blind Launches Largest-ever White Cane Initiative

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 19, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced an initiative to ensure that any blind person in the United States and Puerto Rico who needs a long white cane will have one, regardless of ability to p

Accessible Toys and Games for Blind Children to be Highlighted at Fall Seminar

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (August 13, 2008): The Parents of Blind Children division of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (IPOBC) today announced that it will be holding an all-day seminar on how to choose and locate toys and games that are accessible to blind and visually impaired children.  This seminar will

National Federation of the Blind to Attend World Blind Union General Assembly

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 13, 2008): Dr.

National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas Agrees to Settlement of Lawsuit Over Accessibility of Software to Blind State Employees

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Monday, August 11, 2008
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Little Rock, Arkansas (August 11, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas and two blind state employees have agreed to a settlement among themselves, the state of Arkansas, and software provider SAP Public Services, Inc.  The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by blind state employees in 2001 b

National Federation of the Blind Praises Passage of Higher Education Opportunity Act

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Friday, August 1, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 1, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and the largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, praised the United States Congress today for passing the Higher Education Opportunity Act.  The legislation establishes a commission to study ways t

National Federation of the Blind to Testify Before House Subcommittee

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 29, 2008): Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Holds Junior Science Academy

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Monday, July 21, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 21, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for blind children and their families, will be offering a Junior Science Academy targeting children in grades three through six.  Through hands-on experiences, tactile materials, and innovative nonvisua

National Federation of the Blind Awards $100,000

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Monday, July 7, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 7, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind presented $100,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.  The first-ever Dr.

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