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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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UPS Foundation Delivers Support for Youth Slam and Volunteer Infrastructure Program

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Friday, January 5, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, a center of excellence run by the blind for the blind, announced today that The UPS Foundation will provide support for both the 2007 National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Youth Slam, a four-day academy for blind youth at Johns Hopkins University, and the NFB’s Volunteer Infrastructure Program.

National Federation of the Blind Will Manage National Braille Transcribing and Proofreading Certification Program

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Thursday, January 4, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s largest consumer organization of the blind and the leading promoter of Braille literacy in America, announced today that the NFB has been awarded a contract by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress (NLS) to conduct that agency’s National Brai

Breakthrough Technology Provides TV Listings to the Blind

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 20, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Tribune Media Services to add television listings to NFB-NEWSLINE®, the nation’s largest on-demand news service for the blind. Beginning today, blind and visually impaired Americans will have independent access to their local TV listings, all in one place, only a telephone call away.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Treasury Appeal

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 12, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind persons, today announced its full support of the decision of the United States Department of the Treasury to appeal a court order mandating a redesign of U.S. paper money. The Federation plans to support the Treasury in the appeal process.

National Federation of the Blind Makes MATHCOUNTS Materials Accessible

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 6, 2006): As part of its continuing effort to improve math education for blind students, the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute announced today that it has partnered with the MATHCOUNTS Foundation to produce challenging mathematical materials in accessible formats.

Parents of Blind Children Plan To Expand Organization

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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Des Moines, Iowa (December 5, 2006):  On Saturday, December 9, parents of blind children from the Des Moines area and across the state will gather at the Iowa Department for the Blind to hear a presentation from Barbara Cheadle, President of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), to disc

Cape Cod Times Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Monday, December 4, 2006
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Hyannis, Massachusetts (December 4, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce the addition of the Cape Cod Times to a service for blind and disabled readers in Massachusetts. These readers will now have access to another reputable source for local, daily news through NFB-NEWSLINE®.

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®.

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