Blind Americans to Cast First Secret Ballot

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
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BALTIMORE, Maryland, October 24, 2006: The National Federation of the Blind announced today that it has created a hotline for blind and visually impaired voters to report any difficulties in casting their ballots both secretly and independently in the upcoming election.

National Federation of the Blind to Host Conference on Quiet Cars and Pedestrian Safety: Problems and Perspectives

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
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BALTIMORE, MD, (October 31, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest consumer organization of the blind, will hold a conference entitled “Quiet Cars and Pedestrian Safety: Problems and Perspectives” on Saturday, November 4. The conference will be held at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

2006 Election Marks a New Plateau of Equality for the Blind

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Monday, November 6, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 6, 2006): In all that has been said about the coming election, one largely overlooked fact is that the voting experience of the blind will be private for the first time in history.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa Claus to Support Braille Literacy

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006
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NORTH POLE (November 28, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest consumer organization of the blind, and the leading promoter of Braille literacy in the United States, announced today that as Christmas approaches the Federation will be providing a special service for children who read Braille.

Florida Times-Union Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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Jacksonville, Florida (November 28, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce the addition of the Florida Times-Union to a service for blind and disabled readers in Florida. Now these readers will be able to access yet another popular local newspaper by calling NFB-NEWSLINE®.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Federal Court Ruling on U.S. Currency

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 29, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind persons in America and known as the voice of the nation’s blind, criticized as dangerously misguided a federal court ruling saying that the design of U.S. currency discriminates against the blind.

National Federation of the Blind to Address United Nations Conference on E-accessibility

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Friday, December 1, 2006
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NEW YORK CITY (December 1, 2006): Dr. Betsy Zaborowski, executive director of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the only research and training institute for the blind run by the blind, will address a conference on e-accessibility to be held at the headquarters of the United Nations on December 4, 2006.

Cape Cod Times Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Monday, December 4, 2006
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Hyannis, Massachusetts (December 4, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce the addition of the Cape Cod Times to a service for blind and disabled readers in Massachusetts. These readers will now have access to another reputable source for local, daily news through NFB-NEWSLINE®.

Amazon.com and National Federation of the Blind Join Forces to Develop and Promote Web Accessibility

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 28, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Amazon.com announced today that they have agreed to work together to promote and improve technology that enables blind people to access and use the World Wide Web.  In a cooperation agreement, Amazon.com pledged its commitment to continue improving the accessibility of its Web site platform, while the NFB commi

National Federation of the Blind Makes MATHCOUNTS Materials Accessible

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 6, 2006): As part of its continuing effort to improve math education for blind students, the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute announced today that it has partnered with the MATHCOUNTS Foundation to produce challenging mathematical materials in accessible formats.

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