Blind North Dakotan Visits Senator Conrad in Washington

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Monday, February 5, 2007
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Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2007): Jessica Kjelden of Fargo, North Dakota met with Senator Kent Conrad in his Washington office last week to discuss issues that are important to blind Americans. Ms. Kjelden 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.

Hundreds of Blind Entrepreneurs Gather in Denver

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Monday, February 19, 2007
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Denver, Colorado (February 19, 2007): Over five hundred blind businessmen and women will assemble at the Adam’s Mark Hotel on March 7, 2007, for the National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM) annual meeting.  The meeting, known as the Business, Leadership, and Superior Training (B.L.A.S.T.) conference, will feature speeches, training sessions, technology demonstrations, exhibits, and n

Congressman John Lewis to Participate in National Federation of the Blind March for Independence

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Thursday, March 1, 2007
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Atlanta, Georgia (March 1, 2007):  The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Rep. John Lewis (GA-5) will march in the 2007 National Federation of the Blind March for Independence.  The march will take place in Atlanta on July 3, 2007, as part of the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind.

U.S. Navy Discriminates Against Blind Americans

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Monday, March 5, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 5, 2007): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “The fact that a blind person was not permitted to tour the U.S.S. John F.

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children Wins $5,000 National PageTurner Award

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Friday, March 9, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 9, 2007): The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), received one of 39 national 2006 James Patterson PageTurner Awards.  The James Patterson PageTurner Awards serve to honor libraries, schools, individuals, and organizations that strive greatly to encourage the joy of reading across the

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Gubernatorial Race in Maryland

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Thursday, October 5, 2006
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Baltimore, MD (October 5, 2006): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind persons, responded today to questions that have been raised about the candidacy of Kristin Cox for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. The questions arose after Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert L.

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