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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 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

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

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.

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

National Federation of the Blind to Host Conference on Quiet Cars and Pedestrian Safety: Problems and Perspectives

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
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BALTIMORE, MD, (October 31, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest consumer organization of the blind, will hold a conference entitled “Quiet Cars and Pedestrian Safety: Problems and Perspectives” on Saturday, November 4. The conference will be held at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Blind Americans to Cast First Secret Ballot

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
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BALTIMORE, Maryland, October 24, 2006: The National Federation of the Blind announced today that it has created a hotline for blind and visually impaired voters to report any difficulties in casting their ballots both secretly and independently in the upcoming election.

National Federation of the Blind Makes AARP Voting Information Accessible

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
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Baltimore, MD (October 18, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest consumer group of blind people in the United States, and AARP, the largest group of older Americans, have agreed to work together in Maryland to make voter education and AARP information accessible to blind Maryland residents.

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