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.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Treasury Appeal

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 12, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind persons, today announced its full support of the decision of the United States Department of the Treasury to appeal a court order mandating a redesign of U.S. paper money. The Federation plans to support the Treasury in the appeal process.

Breakthrough Technology Provides TV Listings to the Blind

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 20, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Tribune Media Services to add television listings to NFB-NEWSLINE®, the nation’s largest on-demand news service for the blind. Beginning today, blind and visually impaired Americans will have independent access to their local TV listings, all in one place, only a telephone call away.

National Federation of the Blind to Exhibit at Consumer Electronics Show

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Monday, January 5, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 5, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, in partnership with the Sendero Group, will exhibit at the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 6–11, 2009, in Las Vegas.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 7, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

Blindness Organizations and Arizona State University Resolve Litigation Over Kindle

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Monday, January 11, 2010
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Phoenix, Arizona (January 11, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), and Arizona State University (ASU), today announced a settlement agreement resolving litigation filed by NFB and ACB against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and ASU.

U.S. Representatives Edolphus Towns and Cliff Stearns Introduce Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Washington, DC (January 28, 2009): Representatives Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today introduced H.R. 734, a bill intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology.

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