National Federation of the Blind to Hold THE CANE EVENT

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Monday, March 30, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 30, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will host THE CANE EVENT on April 4, 2009, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Federal Hill. The event will celebrate the NFB’s Braille Readers are Leaders program. More than four hundred friends, colleagues, and blind people from across the nation are expected to attend.

Reading Rights Coalition Urges Authors to Allow Everyone Access to E-books

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Monday, March 30, 2009
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New York City (March 30, 2009): The Reading Rights Coalition, which represents people who cannot read print, will protest the threatened removal of the text-to-speech function from e-books for the Amazon Kindle 2 outside the Authors Guild headquarters in New York City at 31 East 32nd Street on April 7, 2009, from noon to 2:00 p.m.

National Federation of the Blind Enhances and Expands Newspaper Service for the Blind

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 31, 2009): NFB-NEWSLINE®, the largest electronic newspaper service in the world for blind and print-disabled Americans, is pleased to announce the launch of NFB-NEWSLINE® Online (www.nfbnewslineonline.org).

Reading Rights Coalition to Participate in LA Times Festival of Books

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Los Angeles, California (April 21, 2009): The Reading Rights Coalition will participate in the LA Times Festival of Books to educate authors about the need to enable text-to-speech for books available for Amazon’s Kindle 2 reading device.

U.S. Senators John Kerry and Arlen Specter Introduce Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Washington, DC (April 22, 2009): Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) introduced a bill, S. 841, intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology.

Martha Reeves to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 5, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Martha Reeves, former lead singer of the Motown group Martha and the Vandellas, will take the stage serving as a co-chair for the organization’s fundraising walk-a-thon event.

National Federation of the Blind Lawsuit Addressing Web Accessibility Will Proceed

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 2, 2008):  The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied Target Corporation’s petition for an interlocutory appeal of the District Court’s order granting class action certification to a lawsuit filed against the retailer by the National Federation of the Blind f

Governor O’Malley to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 15, 2008): Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will speak at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on Sunday, January 27, at an event to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Betsy Zaborowski.  Dr.

UPS Foundation Delivers Support for Blind Youth Outreach Program

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 22, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, a center of excellence run by the blind for the blind, announced today that the UPS Foundation will provide support for the Transition to Independence Project, which provides outreach services to transition-age youth

Senator Mikulski to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind

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Thursday, January 24, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 24, 2008): Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski will speak at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on Sunday, January 27, at an event to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Betsy Zaborowski.  Dr.

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