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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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House Subcommittee Vote Could End Books for the Blind

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Thursday, June 7, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 7, 2007): On Wednesday, June 6, the House of Representatives Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee voted to substantially underfund the Books for the Blind program of the Library of Congress.

National Federation of the Blind Participates in Campaign to Raise Awareness of Type 2 Diabetes Complications

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Friday, June 1, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 1, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind, along with several other groups that advocate on behalf of diabetics, launched a nationwide informational campaign designed to raise awareness of the complications of diabetes, including vision loss.  Unveiled in April, the campaign aims to help diabetics manage their diabetes effectively even while experienc

Baltimore Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind Partners with Rub BBQ to Raise Money for Blind Maryland Students

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Baltimore, Maryland (May 23, 2007): The Greater Baltimore chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is partnering with Rub BBQ to raise money for local blind high school students.  A portion of proceeds from dinner at Rub BBQ on Monday, June 4th, will benefit the NFB Transition to Independence

Blind College Students in Maryland Will Have Textbooks on Time

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007
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Annapolis, Maryland (May 8, 2007): Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed legislation today that will ensure that blind college and graduate students in the state will have timely access to textbooks and course materials in a format they can use.  The legislation, passed at the urging of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, provides for textbooks to be converted into an electroni

Largest Newspaper Service for the Blind Gets Even Larger

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 1, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind announced today the addition of the 250th newspaper, the Wilmington News Journal, to NFB-NEWSLINE®, the largest electronic newspaper service for blind and disabled persons in the world.  This free service allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint due to a physical disability to

Free Service Makes Newspapers Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Delaware Residents

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
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Dover, Delaware (April 25, 2007): Beginning today, blind and visually impaired Delaware residents will be able to enjoy 250 newspapers, including one local Delaware newspaper, through a service called NFB-NEWSLINE®.  The service makes content from participating newspapers and magazines accessible on-demand by touch-tone phone twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

James Gashel to Work Full-time on Flagship Reading Technology

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Monday, April 9, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 9, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that James Gashel, the organization’s Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives, will leave that position in July following the NFB national convention, while remaining in other leadership roles he holds in the organization.  Effective April 1, Mr.

Andrew Young to Serve as Honorary Chair of March for Independence

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007
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Atlanta, Georgia (April 4, 2007): Andrew Young Jr., the civil rights leader whose long career has included serving as a Georgia congressman, United States ambassador to the United Nations and mayor of the city of Atlanta, will take another leading role in a civil rights struggle by serving as honorary chairman of the National Federation of the Blind’s March for Independence.  The march wil

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

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