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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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Blind Minnesota Constituents Visit Representative Ellison in Washington

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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Washington, D.C.

Blind North Dakotan Visits Senator Conrad in Washington

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2007): Jessica Kjelden of Fargo, North Dakota met with Senator Kent Conrad in his Washington office last week to discuss issues that are important to blind Americans. Ms. Kjelden was one of over 500 members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) visiting their senators and representatives during the annual NFB Washington Seminar.

Blind Advocates Visit Senator Landrieu in Washington

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Washington, D.C.

Five West Virginia Newspapers Added to NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Charleston, West Virginia (February 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind announced today the addition of five local newspapers to a service for blind and disabled readers in West Virginia.  With the support of the West Virginia Library Commission, West Virginia residents will now be able to access the Dominion Post from Morgantown, the Register Herald from Beckl

Oracle Software Cannot Be Used By Blind Texas Employees

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Austin, Texas (February 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind and three blind Texas employees filed suit today to enforce a provision of Texas law requiring all information technology purchased by the state to be accessible to blind employees.  The suit was brought because the blind cannot use software manufactured by Oracle Systems and used by state employees.

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.

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