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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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Amazon.com and National Federation of the Blind Join Forces to Develop and Promote Web Accessibility

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 28, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Amazon.com announced today that they have agreed to work together to promote and improve technology that enables blind people to access and use the World Wide Web.  In a cooperation agreement, Amazon.com pledged its commitment to continue improving the accessibility of its Web site platform, while the NFB commi

National Federation of the Blind of Alabama to Hold 65th Annual State Convention

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tuscaloosa, Alabama (March 13, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its 65th annual convention March 16 through March 18.  The convention will take place at th

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children Wins $5,000 National PageTurner Award

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Friday, March 9, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 9, 2007): The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), received one of 39 national 2006 James Patterson PageTurner Awards.  The James Patterson PageTurner Awards serve to honor libraries, schools, individuals, and organizations that strive greatly to encourage the joy of reading across the

U.S. Navy Discriminates Against Blind Americans

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Monday, March 5, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 5, 2007): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “The fact that a blind person was not permitted to tour the U.S.S. John F.

Congressman John Lewis to Participate in National Federation of the Blind March for Independence

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Thursday, March 1, 2007
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Atlanta, Georgia (March 1, 2007):  The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Rep. John Lewis (GA-5) will march in the 2007 National Federation of the Blind March for Independence.  The march will take place in Atlanta on July 3, 2007, as part of the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind.

San Joaquin Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind to Present Braille Workshop

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

San Joaquin, California (February 28, 2007): On March 17th, the San Joaquin Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of California will present a “Beginning Braille Workshop” for parents of blind children.  The free workshop serves to educate parents on the basic techniques of Braille for use with their b

Blind Leaders Support Independent Agency

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Albany, New York (February 19, 2007): Blind leaders at the state and national level have praised Governor Elliot Spitzer’s budget proposal to create an independent agency to serve blind New Yorkers.  The new agency will have broad authority to provide rehabilitation services to all of the blind of the Empire Sta

Hundreds of Blind Entrepreneurs Gather in Denver

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Monday, February 19, 2007
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Denver, Colorado (February 19, 2007): Over five hundred blind businessmen and women will assemble at the Adam’s Mark Hotel on March 7, 2007, for the National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM) annual meeting.  The meeting, known as the Business, Leadership, and Superior Training (B.L.A.S.T.) conference, will feature speeches, training sessions, technology demonstrations, exhibits, and n

Blind Connecticut Citizens Meet with Senators Dodd and Lieberman in Washington

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
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Washington, D.C.

Blind Nebraska Constituents Visit Senator Nelson in Washington

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
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Washington, D.C.

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