National Federation of the Blind Condemns Amazon’s Push to Put Kindle E-books in Schools

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Seattle, Washington (December 4, 2012): In protest of a recent push by Amazon.com to put Kindle e-books, which are inaccessible to blind students, into K-12 classrooms across the country, members and supporters of the National Federation of the Blind will conduct an informational picket at the company’s headquarters on

National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate to Ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 27, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Senate voted today to consider ratifi

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Dr. Fredric K. Schroeder

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 27, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind in the United States and a world leader in advocating for the rights of blind people,  today announced that Dr. Fredric K.

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

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Monday, November 19, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 19, 2012):  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 and Louisiana Tech Launch National Reading Media Assessment

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 15, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States and the leading advocate for Braille literacy, today announced that its National Reading Media Assessment (NRMA) is now available.

National Federation of the Blind to Run Blind Voter Hotline

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Friday, November 2, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that it will be hosting an Election Day hotline that blind voters, poll workers, and voting rights advocates can call if problems arise with accessible voting technology or if other

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Settlement with Free Library of Philadelphia

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 23, 2012): A lawsuit against the Free Library of Philadelphia filed in May with the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind by four blind patrons—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Grebloski, and Antoinette Whaley—has been resolved by the

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Landmark Court Ruling

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 11, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded a decision issued on October 10, 2012, by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which permits the distribution of millions of books to blind and print-disabled people.  The ruling in Authors Guild, Inc., et al., v. HathiTrust, et al. (Case number: No.

National Federation of the Blind Sends Message to America’s Teachers

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 10, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people and the leading advocate for equal access to education and technology, commented today on Barnes & Noble’s recently announced “Fall Educator Appreciation Week” promotion, which is designed to promote the use of the company’s NOOK e-readers in the class

National Federation of the Blind Applauds National Council on Disability Report on Rights of Parents with Disabilities

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Friday, October 5, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for the rights of blind Americans, today applauded a recent report issued by the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the president, Congress, and the federal government on disability policy, highlighting the discrimination faced by parents with

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