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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 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.

National Federation of the Blind Commends Department of Education for New Guidelines on Braille Instruction

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 19, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind commended the Department of Education for guidelines on Braille instruction issued in a Dear Colleague Letter earlier today.

JOINT STATEMENT BY NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND PRESIDENT MARC MAURER AND MPAA CHAIRMAN SENATOR CHRIS DODD ON IMPORTANCE OF COMPLETING WIPO VISUALLY IMPAIRED TREATY

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
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WASHINGTON –National Federation of the Blind President Marc Maurer and MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd today released the following joint statement calling on WIPO VIPT negotiators to get back to basics to finish a meaningful treaty that expands access to published works for the visually impaired.
 

National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate HELP Committee to Confirm Nomination of Tom Perez for Secretary of Labor

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 15, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) to confirm the nomination of Tom Perez for the position of secretary of labor.  Mr.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2013 Scholarship Program Winners

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 7, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Verdict Against Henry’s Turkey Service

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Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 2, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on a $240 million verdict awarded by an Iowa jury to disabled former employees of Henry’s Turkey Service.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Amazon Kindle App

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 1, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for access to technology and education for the blind, commented today on Amazon’s incorporation of new accessibility features into its application for the iPhone and other devices using Apple’s iOS operating system.

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