National Federation of the Blind Comments on Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos’ Remarks Regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 18, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for the equal education of blind students, commented today on responses given by President-elect Donald J.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 11, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest on behalf of the North America/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Issuance of "508 Refresh" Regulations

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Monday, January 9, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 9, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for blind Americans to gain equal access to information and technology, today applauded the publication of new technical standards to bring information and communication technology (ICT)  into compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, which requires go

National Federation of the Blind, Wells Fargo Launch the 2017 Bell Academy Program

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2017) ─ Today, on the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of the reading and writing system for the blind that bears his name, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Wells Fargo launched the 2017 Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 14, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2016):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. 

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Issuance of Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act Regulations

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Monday, November 14, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the issuance of regulations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama to protect the blind and other pedestrians from the dangers posed by silen

Blind student Aleeha Dudley and US Department of Justice resolve Miami University of Ohio discrimination case

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Monday, October 17, 2016
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COLUMBUS, OH -- Attorneys for Aleeha Dudley have reached an agreement with Miami University after the school failed to provide Ms. Dudley with equal and meaningful access to her curriculum to help her attain educational success as a blind student studying zoology.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Continued Support from Google for KNFB Reader Google Supports Continued Development of Text Recognition App that Gives the Blind Access to Print

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
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Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that Google continues its support of the development and distribution of KNFB Reader. For a limited time, KNFB Reader will be offered for the reduced price of $19.99 for the Android app.  

National Federation of the Blind Announces First Partner in New Accessibility Program

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 4, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Target Corporation is the first company to participate in the NFB's new Strategic Nonvisual Acces

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Foundation Fighting Blindness #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign

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Monday, September 26, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 26, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the #HowEyeSeeIt  challenge launched in the past month by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which has garnered considerable recent publicity.

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