Volusia County Voters Get Accessible Machines

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 9, 2006) Blind voters in Volusia County, Florida will be able to vote independently and in secret, thanks in large part to the hard work of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida. County election officials are in the process of demonstrating Diebold touch-screen machines with audio output to voters in preparation for a September 5 primary election.

The National Federation of the Blind Releases the “Nonvisual Election Technology and Training Curriculum”

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Thursday, August 10, 2006
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Casting a secret ballot is a right most Americans take for granted. Now, for the first time ever, speech output technology voting machines make it possible for blind and visually impaired people to cast a secret ballot privately and independently.

Legal Precedent Set For Web Accessibility

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Thursday, September 7, 2006
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Berkeley, CA (September 7, 2006): A federal district court judge ruled yesterday that a retailer may be sued if its website is inaccessible to the blind. The ruling was issued in a case brought by the National Federation of the Blind against Target Corp. (Northern District of California Case No.

Congressman Holt to Address Blind Americans on Accessible Voting

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Thursday, January 25, 2007
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Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) will address over 500 blind Americans, who have traveled to Washington, D.C. from every state in the country, on Monday, January 29, at 5 p.m.  Rep.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Maryland Clean Car Acts

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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Annapolis, Maryland (February 6, 2007): Officials of the Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind commented today on legislation being considered in the Maryland General Assembly that would endorse more environmentally friendly vehicles.

Blind Advocate Visits Senator Thomas in Washington

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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Washington, D.C. (February 6, 2007): Kelly Thornbury, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, met with Senator Craig Thomas in his Washington office last week to discuss issues that are important to blind Americans.  Mr. Thornbury was one of over 500 members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) visiting their senators and representatives during the annual NFB Washington Seminar. 

Oracle Software Cannot Be Used By Blind Texas Employees

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Austin, Texas (February 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind and three blind Texas employees filed suit today to enforce a provision of Texas law requiring all information technology purchased by the state to be accessible to blind employees.  The suit was brought because the blind cannot use software manufactured by Oracle Systems and used by state employees.

Five West Virginia Newspapers Added to NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Charleston, West Virginia (February 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind announced today the addition of five local newspapers to a service for blind and disabled readers in West Virginia.  With the support of the West Virginia Library Commission, West Virginia residents will now be able to access the Dominion Post from Morgantown, the Register Herald from Beckl

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