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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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Congressman John Lewis to Participate in National Federation of the Blind March for Independence

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Thursday, March 1, 2007
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Atlanta, Georgia (March 1, 2007):  The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Rep. John Lewis (GA-5) will march in the 2007 National Federation of the Blind March for Independence.  The march will take place in Atlanta on July 3, 2007, as part of the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind.

San Joaquin Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind to Present Braille Workshop

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

San Joaquin, California (February 28, 2007): On March 17th, the San Joaquin Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of California will present a “Beginning Braille Workshop” for parents of blind children.  The free workshop serves to educate parents on the basic techniques of Braille for use with their b

Blind Leaders Support Independent Agency

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Albany, New York (February 19, 2007): Blind leaders at the state and national level have praised Governor Elliot Spitzer’s budget proposal to create an independent agency to serve blind New Yorkers.  The new agency will have broad authority to provide rehabilitation services to all of the blind of the Empire Sta

Hundreds of Blind Entrepreneurs Gather in Denver

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Monday, February 19, 2007
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Denver, Colorado (February 19, 2007): Over five hundred blind businessmen and women will assemble at the Adam’s Mark Hotel on March 7, 2007, for the National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM) annual meeting.  The meeting, known as the Business, Leadership, and Superior Training (B.L.A.S.T.) conference, will feature speeches, training sessions, technology demonstrations, exhibits, and n

Blind Nebraska Constituents Visit Senator Nelson in Washington

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
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Washington, D.C.

Blind Connecticut Citizens Meet with Senators Dodd and Lieberman in Washington

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
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Washington, D.C.

Blind Minnesota Constituents Visit Representative Ellison in Washington

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

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.

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