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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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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.

Volusia County Voters Get Accessible Machines

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 9, 2006) Blind voters in Volusia County, Florida will be able to vote independently and in secret, thanks in large part to the hard work of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida. County election officials are in the process of demonstrating Diebold touch-screen machines with audio output to voters in preparation for a September 5 primary election.

President Signs Coin Bill Honoring Legacy of Louis Braille

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Thursday, July 27, 2006
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Washington, DC (July 27, 2006): Today President George W. Bush signed into law the Louis Braille Bicentennial--Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Act, introduced by Representative Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio), Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee Chairman. H.R.

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute Unveils Prototype of Braille-Embossed TouchBook

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
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Baltimore, MD (June 28, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that it will demonstrate a prototype tactile book with a computerized Touch User Interface (TUI) at its national convention to be held in Dallas, Texas, from July 1-7, 2006.

National Federation of the Blind Unveils World's First Handheld Electronic Reader

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Monday, June 26, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 26, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today unveils a groundbreaking new device, the Kurzweil–National Federation of the Blind Reader. The portable Reader, developed by the National Federation of the Blind and renowned inventor Ray Kurzweil, enables users to take pictures of and read most printed materials at the click of a button.

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