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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 Announces 2016 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Friday, November 20, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 20, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

KNFB Reader Integrated with Dropbox, Available for Android

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Friday, November 20, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 20, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in conjunction with Sensotec NV, is pleased to announce that the KNFB Reader is now available for Android devices.

Disability Rights Ohio and Other Advocates File Complaint on Behalf of Sheltered Workshop Employees

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
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COLUMBUS, OHIO – After working for an average of $2.50 an hour for more than three years, three Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) clients are asking for fair pay from Seneca Re-Ads, a sheltered workshop run by the County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Seneca County.

National Federation of the Blind and Scribd Agree to Collaborate to Make Reading Subscription Service Accessible to the Blind

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 19, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind and Scribd, Inc. have agreed to work together to provide access and make content available in Scribd’s subscription reading service and website accessible to the blind by the end of 2017.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 16, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 16, 2015):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille

Critical Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE® in Maine

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Baltimore, MD (October 15, 2015): Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service from the National Federation of the Blind that provides independent access for blind and print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and TV listings, may be terminated in Maine, effective November 13, 2015.

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri Comments on Rescission of Minimum Wage for Disabled Workers

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Friday, October 2, 2015

St. Louis, Missouri (October 2, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Missouri commented today on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s vote to reinstate an exemption from the city’s minimum wage law for sheltered workshops for people with disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Landmark Agreement with Seattle Public Schools

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Seattle, Washington (September 24, 2015): Noel Nightingale, the blind mother of a Seattle Public Schools (SPS) student, and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access and equal education for the blind, today applauded a vote yesterday evening by the Board of Directors of SPS to execute a landmark agreement that will ensure the acc

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Senator Michael Bennett: Senator Supports Legislation to Integrate Workers with Disabilities

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 22, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind applauds Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO) for cosponsoring the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act (S. 2001).

Leading Organizations of Americans with Disabilities Call for Reform of AbilityOne® Program

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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Washington, DC (September 15, 2015): Seven leading organizations comprised of Americans with disabilities announced today that they are calling for reform of the AbilityOne Program and set forth seven principles for overhaul of the program, which affects tens of thousands of American workers with disabilities.

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