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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 Denounces Ruling on Accessible Paper Money Lawsuit

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa: (May 22, 2008): Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a ruling that could force a redesign of U.S. paper currency so that blind people can distinguish denominations by touch.  

Blind Group Asks Congressional Delegation To Co-sponsor "Quiet Car" Bill

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (May 20, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) this week announced that they have asked the Iowa Congressional delegation in the House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 5734, a bill which would require the U.S.

National Federation of the Blind Denounces Ruling on Accessible Paper Money Lawsuit

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 20, 2008): Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a ruling that could force a redesign of U.S. paper currency so that blind people can distinguish denominations by touch.  

Wal-Mart to Serve as Title Sponsor of the NFB March for Independence

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Monday, April 21, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 21, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Wal-Mart will be the title sponsor of the NFB’s second annual March for Independence.  Wal-Mart made a donation to support blind people and those losing vision through the programs and initiatives of the Nationa

Congressman Sessions to Serve As Honorary Chairman of NFB March for Independence

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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Dallas, Texas (April 15, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) will serve as honorary chairman of the NFB’s second annual March for Independence.  The March for Independence—A Walk for Opportunity will take place on the morning of Wednesday, July

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

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
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Washington, DC (April 9, 2008):  Representatives Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today introduced a bill intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology.  The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2008 requires the Secretary of

Wells Street Ceremonially Named as Jernigan Place

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Thursday, April 3, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 3, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today the ceremonial christening of the 200 block of Wells Street in South Baltimore as Jernigan Place.  Street signs bearing the name Jernigan Place will be added to Wells Street on the morning of Friday, April 4.  The cer

Congressman John Sarbanes to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 25, 2008): Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) will speak at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on Friday, April 4, at its 2008 Celebration.  The Celebration commemorates thirty years of building a brighter future for blind people in Baltimore and beyond.  The NFB moved its headqu

National Federation of the Blind to Hold 2008 Celebration

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Monday, March 24, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 24, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will host its annual celebration of the history, growth, and achievements of the NFB in Maryland and nationwide.  This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the NFB’s headquarters in Baltimore.  The 2008 Celeb

National Federation of the Blind of New York Comments on Governor Paterson

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Brooklyn, New York  (March 17, 2008): Carl Jacobsen, president of the National Federation of the Blind of New York State, the state’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, said: “We congratulate David Paterson as he becomes our state’s next governor.  Mr.

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