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.

National Federation of the Blind and Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrate One Year of Success

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Monday, October 9, 2006
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JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, October 9, 2006: The National Federation of the Blind and Dunkin’ Donuts announced today that the first year of a partnership between the Massachusetts-based corporation made famous by its coffee and baked goods and a licensed vendor under the Randolph-Sheppard Act has been a stunning success.

President Bush Proclaims White Cane Safety Day

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Friday, October 13, 2006
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2006): President George W. Bush issued a proclamation recognizing October 15, 2006, as White Cane Safety Day. The proclamation said in part: “Our Nation believes in the promise of all our citizens, and we must work to ensure that the opportunities of America are more accessible to every person.

National Federation of the Blind Makes AARP Voting Information Accessible

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
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Baltimore, MD (October 18, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest consumer group of blind people in the United States, and AARP, the largest group of older Americans, have agreed to work together in Maryland to make voter education and AARP information accessible to blind Maryland residents.

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.

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