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Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today and is the Voice of the Nation's Blind.

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National Federation of the Blind Lawsuit Addressing Web Accessibility Will Proceed

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 2, 2008):  The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied Target Corporation’s petition for an interlocutory appeal of the District Court’s order granting class action certification to a lawsuit filed against the retailer by the National Federation of the Blind f

Blind Group to Meet in Toms River to Discuss New Opportunities for Blind Ocean County Residents

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Toms River, New Jersey (December 26, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey (NFBNJ) will be hosting an organizational meeting for blind and interested sighted persons on the current issues and concerns that affect blind people in Ocean County, Monmouth County, and around the state.  The meetin

White House Announces Appointment of Blind Attorney from Utah to Access Board

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Salt Lake City, Utah (December 17, 2007): The White House recently announced the appointment by President Bush of Ron Gardner to serve on the Access Board.  The Access Board is an independent federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.  Ron Gardner, of Bountiful, Utah, will serve his te

The National Federation of the Blind of New York and the Parents of Blind Children of New York to Hold Town Hall Meeting

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New York City, New York (December 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of New York State in partnership with the Parents of Blind Children of New York today announced an open forum in the form of a town hall meeting to address the recent and future changes to the administration of services to blind and

National Federation of the Blind to Award $100,000

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind today launched the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.  Beginning in 2008, the National Federation of the Blind will present 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. 

National Federation of the Blind Receives 2007 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 21, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, was awarded a 2007 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award for civic leadership and outstanding community service on November 20.  The NFB was honored for the innovative Youth Slam program, which took place at Johns Hopkins University in July.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa Claus to Support Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 19, 2007
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North Pole (November 19, 2007): Once again, Santa Claus has enlisted the help of the National Federation of the Blind to respond to letters from young Braille readers.  Blind children who wish to send Braille letters to Santa can submit their letters to the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, which will then Braille Santa’s response.

National Federation of the Blind to Hold Symposium on Disability Law

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute will gather leading scholars and practitioners in the field of disability law at a symposium to be held April 10–11, 2008.  The symposium, “Disability Law: From tenBroek to the Twenty-first Century,” will examine the current status of both American and international disability law and will act

National Association of Guide Dog Users Comments on Silent Hybrid Cars

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Thursday, October 25, 2007
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Somerset, Massachusetts (October 25, 2007): The National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU), a division of the National Federation of the Blind, commented today on the purchase of hybrid cars by guide dog schools in order to train their guide dog teams. 

Blind Group to Meet in Burlington to Discuss New Opportunities for Blind Iowa Residents

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Des Moines, Iowa (October 19, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) will be hosting an informational meeting for blind and interested sighted persons on the current issues and concerns that affect blind people in Burlington and around the state.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, October

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