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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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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.

National Federation of the Blind and Deque Systems, Inc. Launch Nonvisual Access Certification Program

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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Los Angeles, California (March 12, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, and its Web accessibility consulting partner Deque Systems, Inc., based in Reston, VA, today announced the launch of an innovative program to provide a Nonvisual A

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Recent Developments in New York

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 12, 2008): Dr.

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 11, 2008): The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), a division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the NFB National Convention in Dallas this year.  Founded in 1983, the NOPBC is a national membership o

Media Advisory: National Federation of the Blind and Deque Systems to Launch Nonvisual Access Certification Program

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for access by the blind to the Internet, in partnership with its Web accessibility consultant Deque Systems, Inc., will launch the NFB Nonvisual Access (NVA) Certification Program later this week.  The launch will take place at the annual

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