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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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President Signs Coin Bill Honoring Legacy of Louis Braille

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2006

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

Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

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

Release Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2006

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.