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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 of Arizona to Hold 61st Annual State Convention

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tempe, Arizona (September 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of Arizona, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its annual convention from Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9.  The convention will t

Dayton Daily News Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Dayton, Ohio (August 24, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio is pleased to announce the addition of the Dayton Daily News to a service for blind and disabled readers in Ohio.  These readers will now have access to another reputable source for local daily news through NFB-NEWSLINE®

Innovative New Nonvisual Teaching Techniques to be Unveiled at Youth Slam

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Monday, July 30, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 30, 2007): Cary Supalo was fascinated by math and science growing up, but his attempts to participate fully in his science classes were usually thwarted.  Because he was blind, teachers did not believe that Supalo could safely perform laboratory experiments; he recalls that he was not even allowed to wash lab equipment.  But Supalo has proved his teachers wrong; he is

Future Blind Scientists Unite in Baltimore

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Monday, July 23, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 23, 2007): Katie Colton, 15, of Park City, Utah, is passionate about science; she has wanted to be a meteorologist since she was in the fourth grade.  “Studying meteorology is great, but what I really want to do is get some hands-on experience,” she says.

Two Hundred Blind Youth From Across Nation Head to Baltimore

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
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Event:   National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam

Dates:  July 30 – August 4, 2007

National Federation of the Blind Awards $122,000 in Scholarships to Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

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Friday, July 13, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 12, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of the blind, awarded $122,000 in scholarships to thirty blind scholars at its 67th annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  Among the recipients was Sachin Dev Pavithran of Providence, Utah, who was awarded the Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship for $12,000.  Pavithr

National Federation of the Blind Presents Prestigious Award to Dr. Raymond Kurzweil

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Friday, July 13, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 13, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, presented its Newell Perry Award to Dr. Raymond Kurzweil at the organization’s recent convention in Atlanta.  This distinguished award was given in recognition of Dr.

National Federation of the Blind and Massachusetts Reach Agreement with Nation’s Largest ATM Deployer

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 27, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind persons, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Cardtronics Inc., which has the largest ATM network in the United States, today announced a landmark agreement that will make the vast majority of the ATMs owned, sold, or serviced by Cardtronics accessible to the blind

National Federation of the Blind Names Sister Margaret Fleming 2007 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children

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Thursday, June 21, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 20, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Sister Margaret (Meg) Fleming, principal of St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments in Philadelphia, as its 2007 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children.  The award will be announced July 2 at the NFB’s 67th annual convention at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Congressman John Lewis to Participate in Civil Rights March for the Blind

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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Atlanta, Georgia (June 20, 2007): Congressman John Lewis will march in solidarity with over one thousand blind Americans, their families, and friends in a historic civil rights march for the blind.  The March for Independence, organized by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will take place on the morning of July 3.  Ambassador Andrew Young serves as honorary chairman of the event.  Bli

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