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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 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.

National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to GE

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Thursday, July 3, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 3, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to GE.  The NFB applauds GE’s commitment to ensuring equal access to their Web site to blind consumers and commend

Media Advisory: 3,000 Blind People Arrive in Dallas

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Thursday, June 26, 2008
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Expected to be Largest Disability Conference This Year

Event:   National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention

Dates:   June 29–July 5, 2008

National Federation of the Blind to Convene Historic Quiet Car Panel in Dallas

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Thursday, June 26, 2008
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The National Federation of the Blind announced today that a major portion of the agenda of its upcoming national convention will be dedicated to solving the problems posed to blind pedestrians by silent vehicle technology.  On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 2–the opening day of the National Federation of the B

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Congressional Subcommittee Action on Talking Book Program

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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Washington, DC (June 24, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today applauded a vote by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch to increase funding for the Talking Book program operated by the Library of Congress.  The

Media Advisory: National Federation of the Blind to Speak at NHTSA Public Meeting on Dangers Posed by Silent Vehicle Technology

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Thursday, June 19, 2008
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The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, will speak at a public meeting to be held on Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the Department of Transportation on the dangers posed to the blind and other pedestrians by silent engin

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