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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 to Address United Nations Conference on E-accessibility

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Friday, December 1, 2006
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NEW YORK CITY (December 1, 2006): Dr. Betsy Zaborowski, executive director of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the only research and training institute for the blind run by the blind, will address a conference on e-accessibility to be held at the headquarters of the United Nations on December 4, 2006.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Federal Court Ruling on U.S. Currency

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 29, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind persons in America and known as the voice of the nation’s blind, criticized as dangerously misguided a federal court ruling saying that the design of U.S. currency discriminates against the blind.

Florida Times-Union Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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Jacksonville, Florida (November 28, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce the addition of the Florida Times-Union to a service for blind and disabled readers in Florida. Now these readers will be able to access yet another popular local newspaper by calling NFB-NEWSLINE®.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa Claus to Support Braille Literacy

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006
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NORTH POLE (November 28, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest consumer organization of the blind, and the leading promoter of Braille literacy in the United States, announced today that as Christmas approaches the Federation will be providing a special service for children who read Braille.

Gospel Sing and Silent Auction Headline NFB of Ohio State Convention This Weekend

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Cleveland, Ohio (November 14, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its 60th annual convention from Thursday, November 16, to Sunday, November 19.   Over a hundred

The First Handheld Reading Machine Will be Available for Demonstration at the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania Convention

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Monday, November 13, 2006

New Cumberland, Pennsylvania (November 13, 2006):  The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its annual convention from Friday, November 17, to Sunday, November 19. 

NFB President Marc Maurer and NFB Vice President Fred Schroeder to Speak at Maryland State Convention

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Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Ocean City, Maryland (November 6, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its annual convention from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12.  The convention

2006 Election Marks a New Plateau of Equality for the Blind

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Monday, November 6, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 6, 2006): In all that has been said about the coming election, one largely overlooked fact is that the voting experience of the blind will be private for the first time in history.

NFB Secretary Gary Wunder to Speak at New York Convention

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Monday, November 6, 2006

Syracuse, New York (November 6, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of New York, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its annual convention from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12.  The convention w

Executive Director for the Louisiana Center for the Blind Pam Allen to Speak at Connecticut Convention

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Shelton, Connecticut (November 1, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its annual convention from Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5.  The convention

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