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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 and Louisiana Tech Launch National Reading Media Assessment

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 15, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States and the leading advocate for Braille literacy, today announced that its National Reading Media Assessment (NRMA) is now available.

National Federation of the Blind to Run Blind Voter Hotline

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Friday, November 2, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that it will be hosting an Election Day hotline that blind voters, poll workers, and voting rights advocates can call if problems arise with accessible voting technology or if other

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Settlement with Free Library of Philadelphia

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 23, 2012): A lawsuit against the Free Library of Philadelphia filed in May with the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind by four blind patrons—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Grebloski, and Antoinette Whaley—has been resolved by the

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Landmark Court Ruling

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 11, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded a decision issued on October 10, 2012, by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which permits the distribution of millions of books to blind and print-disabled people.  The ruling in Authors Guild, Inc., et al., v. HathiTrust, et al. (Case number: No.

National Federation of the Blind Sends Message to America’s Teachers

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 10, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people and the leading advocate for equal access to education and technology, commented today on Barnes & Noble’s recently announced “Fall Educator Appreciation Week” promotion, which is designed to promote the use of the company’s NOOK e-readers in the class

National Federation of the Blind Applauds National Council on Disability Report on Rights of Parents with Disabilities

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Friday, October 5, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for the rights of blind Americans, today applauded a recent report issued by the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the president, Congress, and the federal government on disability policy, highlighting the discrimination faced by parents with

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Ruling Requiring Equal Pay for Disabled Workers

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 20, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for fair wages for workers with disabilities, today applauded a recent ruling by the U.S.

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Blind MasterChef Winner

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 12, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today congratulated Christine Ha, the winner of season three of MasterChef, a competitive cooking reality television show. 

National Federation of the Blind Comments on New Kindles

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 6, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for accessible technology and content, commented today on Amazon’s press conference announcing new Kindle e-readers and tablets.

 

National Federation of the Blind Settles Complaint Against Sacramento Public Library

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 30, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for access to information by the blind and other people with print disabilities, announced today that a complaint filed by the NFB with the United States Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights, against the Sacramento Public Library Authority has been resolved.

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