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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 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

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Fair Wages Legislation

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 27, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2013 (H.R. 831) by Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS).

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Bill to Benefit Disabled Veterans

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 19, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today applauded the introduction of S. 346 by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV).

National Federation of the Blind Comments on President’s State of the Union Address

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 13, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, commented today on the State of the Union address delivered by President Obama yesterday evening, focusing particularly on the president’s call for a raise in the federal minimum wage.

Monster.com First in Industry to Make Website Accessible for Blind Users

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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BOSTON – The popular job search website Monster.com will be the first job search and recruitment website in the industry to provide job seekers who are blind with full and equal access to all of its products and services including mobile applications, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Monster Worldwide, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Belgian Euthanasia of Deaf Men Losing Sight

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 15, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States with over 50,000 members, including many deaf-blind individuals,  commented today on the state-sanctioned death by lethal injection of deaf twins in Belgium.

LevelUp Now Fully Accessible to Blind Smartphone Users

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts (January 8, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFBMA) and its president, Mr. Mika Pyyhkala, worked with Boston-based SCVNGR, Inc. to make SCVNGR’s mobile payment application, LevelUp, fully accessible to smartphone users who are blind or have low vision.

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