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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 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.

Congressman Lee Terry and Senator Lowen Kruse to Speak at National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska’s Annual Convention

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Omaha, Nebraska (October 13, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska, 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, October 13 to Sunday, October 15.  The convention will ta

President Bush Proclaims White Cane Safety Day

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Friday, October 13, 2006
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2006): President George W. Bush issued a proclamation recognizing October 15, 2006, as White Cane Safety Day. The proclamation said in part: “Our Nation believes in the promise of all our citizens, and we must work to ensure that the opportunities of America are more accessible to every person.

National Federation of the Blind of California Welcomes National Federation of the Blind President Dr. Maurer to Annual Convention

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Irvine, California (October 10, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of California, 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 Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15.  The convention

National Federation of the Blind and Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrate One Year of Success

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Monday, October 9, 2006
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JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, October 9, 2006: The National Federation of the Blind and Dunkin’ Donuts announced today that the first year of a partnership between the Massachusetts-based corporation made famous by its coffee and baked goods and a licensed vendor under the Randolph-Sheppard Act has been a stunning success.

National Federation of the Blind President Dr. Maurer to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia’s Annual Convention

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

Atlanta, Georgia (October 5, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Georgia, 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, October 6 to Sunday, October 8.  The convention will take

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Gubernatorial Race in Maryland

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Thursday, October 5, 2006
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Baltimore, MD (October 5, 2006): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind persons, responded today to questions that have been raised about the candidacy of Kristin Cox for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. The questions arose after Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert L.

Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina to Hold Meet and Greet Breakfast

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Sunday, October 1, 2006

Sumter, South Carolina (October 1, 2006): To help celebrate Meet the Blind Month, the Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina will hold a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s Restaurant on October 14.

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