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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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First Blind Vendor in D.C. to Partner with Dunkin’ Donuts

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Washington, D.C. (January 26, 2007): Officials of the National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM) and Dunkin’ Brands, Inc.

Congressman Holt to Address Blind Americans on Accessible Voting

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Thursday, January 25, 2007
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Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) will address over 500 blind Americans, who have traveled to Washington, D.C. from every state in the country, on Monday, January 29, at 5 p.m.  Rep.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with AARP Publications

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Friday, January 19, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 19, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest consumer group of blind people in the United States, and AARP, the membership organization representing nearly 38 million Americans, have partnered to make AARP publications accessible to all blind and low vision people in the United States.

Greenwich Native Looks Forward to Building New Business

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Greenwich, Connecticut (January 16, 2007): Adam Fairbanks, a third-generation citizen of Greenwich and member of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut, today becomes the first blind businessman to operate the café at the Old Greenwich Train Station.  Mr.

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

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