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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 Commends President Obama for Executive Order on Wages

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 12, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) commented today on President Obama’s executive order requiring a wage floor of $10.10 for individuals employed under all new federal contracts, including workers with disabilities who are currently excluded from minimum wage protections under special certificate programs.  

National Federation of the Blind Urges President Obama to Expand Executive Order on Wages

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 4, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind, has sent a letter to President Obama urging him to value the work performed by workers with disabilities by including disabled workers in the forthcoming

National Federation of the Blind and Parents of Blind Child File Suit to Make K-12 Assessments Accessible

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Friday, January 24, 2014
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New Milford, New Jersey (January 24, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), along with its affiliate organizations the NFB of New Jersey and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), and the parents of a blind high school student in New Milford (named in the suit as S.H.) have filed suit (case number: 14-392) in federal court against PARCC, Inc., a nonprofit co

National Federation of the Blind Thanks Governor O’Malley

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 23, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for nonvisual access to electronic technology and information by the blind, today thanked Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for proposing that the state grant the NFB $250,000 for Fiscal Year 2015.  The funds will help the NFB to establish the Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Acces

National Federation of the Blind Sues Department of Transportation Over Airline Regulations

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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National Federation of the Blind Commends Microsoft and GW Micro for Groundbreaking Accessibility Partnership

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 14, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for equal access to technology by the blind, today commended Microsoft Corporation and GW Micro for their announcement of a partnership that makes GW Micro’s Window-Eyes screen reader available for free to users of Microsoft Office 2010 or higher.  More details about this groundbreaking o

Blind Student Files Discrimination Suit Against Miami University

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Monday, January 13, 2014
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Oxford, Ohio (January 13, 2014): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, Aleeha Dudley, a blind student pursuing a degree in zoology with hopes of attending veterinary school, has filed suit (case number: 1:14-CV-00038) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Miami University for discriminating against her on the basis of her disability

NFB of MA and Sidecar, Inc. to Collaborate on Accessibility Enhancements to Sidecar Apps for iOS and Android

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts (January 8, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA), an affiliate of the largest nationwide organization of blind people in America, along with two of its members, Mika Pyyhkala and Kia Yang, are working with ride-sharing application developer Sidecar Tech

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2013 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 18, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Literacy Essay Contest in the U.S. on behalf of the North American/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 4, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Dr.

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