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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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Blind Advocate Visits Senator Thomas in Washington

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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Washington, D.C. (February 6, 2007): Kelly Thornbury, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, met with Senator Craig Thomas in his Washington office last week to discuss issues that are important to blind Americans.  Mr. Thornbury was one of over 500 members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) visiting their senators and representatives during the annual NFB Washington Seminar. 

Blind Utah Citizens Meet with Senators Bennett and Hatch in Washington 2/7/2007

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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Washington, D.C.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Maryland Clean Car Acts

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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Annapolis, Maryland (February 6, 2007): Officials of the Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind commented today on legislation being considered in the Maryland General Assembly that would endorse more environmentally friendly vehicles.

Blind Minnesota Constituents Visit Representative Ellison in Washington

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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Washington, D.C.

Blind North Dakotan Visits Senator Conrad in Washington

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2007): Jessica Kjelden of Fargo, North Dakota met with Senator Kent Conrad in his Washington office last week to discuss issues that are important to blind Americans. Ms. Kjelden was one of over 500 members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) visiting their senators and representatives during the annual NFB Washington Seminar.

Blind Advocates Visit Senator Landrieu in Washington

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Washington, D.C.

Five West Virginia Newspapers Added to NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Charleston, West Virginia (February 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind announced today the addition of five local newspapers to a service for blind and disabled readers in West Virginia.  With the support of the West Virginia Library Commission, West Virginia residents will now be able to access the Dominion Post from Morgantown, the Register Herald from Beckl

Oracle Software Cannot Be Used By Blind Texas Employees

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Austin, Texas (February 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind and three blind Texas employees filed suit today to enforce a provision of Texas law requiring all information technology purchased by the state to be accessible to blind employees.  The suit was brought because the blind cannot use software manufactured by Oracle Systems and used by state employees.

First Blind Vendor in D.C. to Partner with Dunkin’ Donuts

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Washington, D.C. (January 26, 2007): Officials of the National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM) and Dunkin’ Brands, Inc.

Congressman Holt to Address Blind Americans on Accessible Voting

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Thursday, January 25, 2007
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Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) will address over 500 blind Americans, who have traveled to Washington, D.C. from every state in the country, on Monday, January 29, at 5 p.m.  Rep.

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