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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 and Others Demand E-Reader Accessibility

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 5, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the leading advocate for equal access to technology by the blind, announced today that it has submitted official comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in opposition to a petition

Dan Parker Completes Successful Run on Bonneville Salt Flats

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Wendover, Utah (August 27, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today congratulated Dan Parker, who yesterday became the second blind man to publicly operate a vehicle independently and the first blind man to race at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

National Federation of the Blind Sponsors Blind Driver’s “Quest for the Salt”

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Wendover, Utah (August 21, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today announced its sponsorship of the first attempt by a blind driver to independently race a motorcycle on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.

National Federation of the Blind Releases Analysis of Section 511

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 14, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today released a legal analysis prepared at the organization’s request by Samuel R.

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland Holds Local Braille Training Program for Blind Children

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Baltimore, Maryland (August 7, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland (NFBMD) is currently holding a two-week Braille training program for blind children through August 9, 2013.

National Federation of the Blind: Workforce Investment Act Sabotages Rehabilitation Act

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Monday, July 29, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 29, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, expressed its strong opposition to changes to the Rehabilitation Act contained in the proposed Workforce Investment Act (S.1356), which has been introduced in the United States Senate and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (

National Federation of the Blind Praises DOJ Settlement with Louisiana Tech

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 24, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for full access to higher education by the blind, today praised a settlement reached by the United States Department of Justice with Louisiana Tech University and the Board of Supervisors for the Universi

NFB of MA and Square, Inc. to Collaborate on Accessibility Enhancements to Square Register and Square Wallet

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Monday, July 22, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts (July 22, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA), an affiliate of the largest nationwide organization of blind people in America, along with two of its members, Mika Pyyhkala and Lindsay Yazzolino, are working with payments company Square on an initiati

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Saturday, July 6, 2013
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Orlando, Florida (July 6, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.  The sixth annual Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Joins Stevie Wonder and World Blind Union in Calling Upon International Negotiators to Conclude a Successful Treaty for the Blind and Print Disabled

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Monday, June 24, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 24, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today joined Stevie Wonder and the World Blind Union in calling upon international negotiators to conclude a successful treaty for the blind and print disabled at a diplomatic conference taking place right now in Marrakech, Morocco.  Negotiators have only until Friday to solve the book famine for the blind.

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