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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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Governor John Baldacci and U.S. Representative Tom Allen to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind of Maine’s Annual Convention

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Auburn, Maine (September 22, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Maine, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind, will hold its annual convention on Saturday, September 30, 2006.  The convention will take place at the Firesid

Legal Precedent Set For Web Accessibility

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Thursday, September 7, 2006
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Berkeley, CA (September 7, 2006): A federal district court judge ruled yesterday that a retailer may be sued if its website is inaccessible to the blind. The ruling was issued in a case brought by the National Federation of the Blind against Target Corp. (Northern District of California Case No.

Austin American-Statesman Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Thursday, September 7, 2006
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The National Federation of the Blind Releases the “Nonvisual Election Technology and Training Curriculum”

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Thursday, August 10, 2006
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Casting a secret ballot is a right most Americans take for granted. Now, for the first time ever, speech output technology voting machines make it possible for blind and visually impaired people to cast a secret ballot privately and independently.

Volusia County Voters Get Accessible Machines

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 9, 2006) Blind voters in Volusia County, Florida will be able to vote independently and in secret, thanks in large part to the hard work of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida. County election officials are in the process of demonstrating Diebold touch-screen machines with audio output to voters in preparation for a September 5 primary election.

President Signs Coin Bill Honoring Legacy of Louis Braille

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Thursday, July 27, 2006
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Washington, DC (July 27, 2006): Today President George W. Bush signed into law the Louis Braille Bicentennial--Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Act, introduced by Representative Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio), Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee Chairman. H.R.

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute Unveils Prototype of Braille-Embossed TouchBook

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
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Baltimore, MD (June 28, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that it will demonstrate a prototype tactile book with a computerized Touch User Interface (TUI) at its national convention to be held in Dallas, Texas, from July 1-7, 2006.

National Federation of the Blind Unveils World's First Handheld Electronic Reader

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Monday, June 26, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 26, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today unveils a groundbreaking new device, the Kurzweil–National Federation of the Blind Reader. The portable Reader, developed by the National Federation of the Blind and renowned inventor Ray Kurzweil, enables users to take pictures of and read most printed materials at the click of a button.

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