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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 Urges Senate to Ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 22, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Awards Scholarships to Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 18, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, awarded scholarships to thirty blind scholars at its seventy-fourth annual convention in Orlando, Florida.

National Federation of the Blind Elects Mark Riccobono President

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Friday, July 11, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 11, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s largest organization of blind Americans, has elected Mark Anthony Riccobono as its new President, the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The election took place on July 5 at the national convention of the NFB, held in Orlando, Florida. Mr.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds House Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 10, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by the United States House of Representatives and urged President Barack Obama to sign this important legislation.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Obama Administration to Issue ADA Internet Regulations

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Monday, July 7, 2014
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Orlando, Florida (July 7, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access to the Internet for blind people, today announced that it has unanimously adopted a resolution at its national convention urging the Obama administration to issue regulations req

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Historic Iowa Supreme Court Decision

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Friday, June 27, 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa (June 27, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today applauded the Iowa Supreme Court for its decision in the landmark case of Aaron Cannon and Davenport Civil Rights Commission v.

National Federation of the Blind and Blind Business Owner Resolve Enforcement Action with Small Business Administration

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 16, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information technology, and Virgil Stinnett, a blind business owner from Honolulu, Hawaii, have reached an agreement resolving an enforcement action (Complaint #2009-02) against the Small Business Administration (SBA).

EBAY AND THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND TEAM TO OPTIMIZE ACCESSIBILITY OF SITE, APPS

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
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eBay has teamed with The National Federation of the Blind in a Web 2.0 Sustainable Accessibility Partnership Agreement that will enhance the accessibility of eBay’s website and mobile applications.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Ruling in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 10, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access by the blind to published works, today applauded the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of Authors Guild, Inc., et al v. HathiTrust, et al. 

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2014 Scholarship Program Finalists

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 14, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2014 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

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