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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 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.

National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Taxpayers File Suit Against H&R Block

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Monday, April 8, 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts (April 8, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, and two blind taxpayers residing in Massachusetts—Mika Pyyhkala and Lindsay Yazzolino—filed suit today in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Case 1:13-cv-10

National Federation of the Blind Applauds DOJ Motion to Intervene in Sheltered Workshop Case

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 2, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the United States Department of Justice’s motion to intervene in the pending class action lawsuit

National Federation of the Blind Assists Federal Employee Experiencing Discrimination

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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National Federation of the Blind Launches Vehicle Donation Program

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that it has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle dona

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