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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 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.

Happy Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind to Present Seminar on Education of Blind Students at Penn State

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Friday, September 29, 2006

University Park, Pennsylvania (September 29, 2006): In support of Meet the Blind Month, the Happy Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania is presenting a seminar titled, Teaching Science to Blind and Visually Impaired Students on October 28.  The free seminar serves to educate teac

Governor John Baldacci and U.S. Representative Tom Allen to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind of Maine’s Annual Convention

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Auburn, Maine (September 22, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Maine, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind, will hold its annual convention on Saturday, September 30, 2006.  The convention will take place at the Firesid

Austin American-Statesman Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Thursday, September 7, 2006
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Legal Precedent Set For Web Accessibility

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Thursday, September 7, 2006
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Berkeley, CA (September 7, 2006): A federal district court judge ruled yesterday that a retailer may be sued if its website is inaccessible to the blind. The ruling was issued in a case brought by the National Federation of the Blind against Target Corp. (Northern District of California Case No.

The National Federation of the Blind Releases the “Nonvisual Election Technology and Training Curriculum”

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Thursday, August 10, 2006
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Casting a secret ballot is a right most Americans take for granted. Now, for the first time ever, speech output technology voting machines make it possible for blind and visually impaired people to cast a secret ballot privately and independently.

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