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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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NFB-NEWSLINE® Announces Availability of iPhone Application

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Monday, June 4, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 4, 2012): NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free audible newspaper service for blind and print-disabled people, today announced the launch of an exciting new access method.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Groupon Grassroots

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 31, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, are teaming up to bring Braille into the lives of more blind children who need it.  

National Federation of the Blind and Blind Student File Suit Against Maricopa Community College District

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona (May 22, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for the equal education of blind students, and Sebastian Ibanez, a blind student who recently graduated from Mesa Community College, have filed suit (Case No.: CV 12-907-PHX-NVW) against the college and the Maricopa Community College District, alleging discrimination against Mr.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2012 Scholarship Program Winners

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Friday, May 11, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2012 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

Blind Spearhead Rally to Save Downtown Des Moines Post Office

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Des Moines, Iowa (May 8, 2012): The Des Moines chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) will once again spearhead and sponsor a rally to save the downtown Des Moines Capitol Square Post Office.  The rally will be held on Monday, May 14, inside the Capitol Square Building, first floor atrium, from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds New Jersey Ruling on Braille Instruction for Blind Child

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Monday, May 7, 2012
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Oceanport, New Jersey (May 7, 2012): After a three-year administrative and legal battle against their local school board, the Oceanport Board of Education, Jeffrey and Holly Miller obtained a ruling (docket number: 2011 17218) from an administrative law judge that their eleven-year-old son Henry “Hank” Miller was improperly denied instruction in Braille, the reading and writing code for the bli

NFB-NEWSLINE® celebrates the Sioux City Journal as Accessible Newspaper for the Blind

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Des Moines, Iowa (May 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) announced today that on May 8, NFB-NEWSLINE® and the Sioux City Journal will host an open house at the Sioux City Public Library, held from 10:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.

National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 2, 2012): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, four blind patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Grebloski, and Antoinette Whaley—have filed suit (case number: 12-2373) against the library because they cannot access one of the library’s programs for which they are eligible.

National Federation of the Blind Commends Senator Murray for Braille Literacy Letter

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, today commended Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) who led a bipartisan group of twenty-six senators in sending a letter to Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, regarding improving access to Braille instruction for blind students.

National Federation of the Blind Endorses Legislation to Improve Prescription Drug Labeling

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Monday, March 12, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 12, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the country, today endorsed H.R. 4087, the Prescription Drug Labeling Promotion Act of 2012.  This legislation, introduced by Congressman Edward D.

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