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Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today and is the Voice of the Nation's Blind.

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National Federation of the Blind Comments on President’s State of the Union Address

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 13, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, commented today on the State of the Union address delivered by President Obama yesterday evening, focusing particularly on the president’s call for a raise in the federal minimum wage.

Monster.com First in Industry to Make Website Accessible for Blind Users

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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BOSTON – The popular job search website Monster.com will be the first job search and recruitment website in the industry to provide job seekers who are blind with full and equal access to all of its products and services including mobile applications, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Monster Worldwide, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Belgian Euthanasia of Deaf Men Losing Sight

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 15, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States with over 50,000 members, including many deaf-blind individuals,  commented today on the state-sanctioned death by lethal injection of deaf twins in Belgium.

LevelUp Now Fully Accessible to Blind Smartphone Users

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts (January 8, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFBMA) and its president, Mr. Mika Pyyhkala, worked with Boston-based SCVNGR, Inc. to make SCVNGR’s mobile payment application, LevelUp, fully accessible to smartphone users who are blind or have low vision.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 20, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds U.S. Support for Legally Binding International Instrument to Put More Accessible Books in the Hands of the Blind Worldwide

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Monday, December 17, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 17, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind applauds today’s announcement from the United States government supporting a legally binding international instrument which will allow many more books to be converted into accessible formats used by the blind and allow those accessible copies to be shared across international borders.  The U.S.

National Federation of the Blind Condemns Amazon’s Push to Put Kindle E-books in Schools

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Seattle, Washington (December 4, 2012): In protest of a recent push by Amazon.com to put Kindle e-books, which are inaccessible to blind students, into K-12 classrooms across the country, members and supporters of the National Federation of the Blind will conduct an informational picket at the company’s headquarters on

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Dr. Fredric K. Schroeder

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 27, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind in the United States and a world leader in advocating for the rights of blind people,  today announced that Dr. Fredric K.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate to Ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 27, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Senate voted today to consider ratifi

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 19, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 19, 2012):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season.  

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