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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 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

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

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