AG HEALEY AND NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MAKE HEALTH CARE KIOSKS ACCESSIBLE TO BLIND CONSUMERS

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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BOSTON – On the 26th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Attorney General Maura Healey and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced a first-of-its-kind agreement with Pursuant Health, Inc. to make its self-service health care kiosks accessible to blind consumers.

Party Platforms Call for End to Subminimum Wage

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 26, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded language in the platforms of both major political parties that calls for the end of the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.

Print to Braille in Seconds: HumanWare Partners with KNFB Reader, LLC and National Federation of the Blind

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Monday, July 25, 2016
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Longueuil, Quebec, and Baltimore, Maryland (July 25, 2016): Nearly every blind person encounters print material on a daily basis—whether it is a paper handout in a classroom or meeting, inaccessible content on a screen, or personal mail.

National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 20, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2016 scholarships, which were awarded at the organization’s recent national convention in Orlando.

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (July 5, 2016): 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. At the National Federation of the Blind annual convention in Orlando, the ninth annual Dr.

Largest US Audio Information Service Partners with Largest US Retailer

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 2, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that it is working with Walmart to offer the retailer’s ads on NFB-NEWSLINE®, its audio information service for the blind and print disabled.  

National Federation of the Blind Names Janet Bernhardt 2016 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (July 2, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Janet Bernhardt, an educational consultant at the Louisiana Center for the Blind, as its 2016 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children.  Ms.

National Federation of the Blind Names Kathy Nimmer 2016 Blind Educator of the Year

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (July 2, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Kathy Nimmer, a teacher at William Henry Harrison High School  in West Lafayette, Indiana, as its 2016 Blind Educator of the Year. Kathy was presented with the award at the NFB’s seventy-sixth annual national convention, held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

HathiTrust at U-M, NFB to Make 14M+ Books Accessible to Blind and Print-Disabled Users

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Ann Arbor, Michigan (June 29, 2016): More than fourteen million digital books will soon be made available to blind and print-disabled users, thanks to a new collaboration involving the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the HathiTrust Digital Library, a digital repository hosted at the University of Michigan.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando

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Monday, June 27, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (June 27, 2016)

Event:             National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:             June 30–July 5, 2016

Place:             Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819

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