National Federation of the Blind Introduces Second Annual March for Independence

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Monday, March 10, 2008
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Dallas, Texas (March 10, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of the blind in America, will introduce the March for Independence – A Walk for Opportunity at a breakfast reception for community and business leaders on Thursday, March 20, at 9:00 a.m.

Media Advisory: National Federation of the Blind and Deque Systems to Launch Nonvisual Access Certification Program

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for access by the blind to the Internet, in partnership with its Web accessibility consultant Deque Systems, Inc., will launch the NFB Nonvisual Access (NVA) Certification Program later this week.  The launch will take place at the annual

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 11, 2008): The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), a division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the NFB National Convention in Dallas this year.  Founded in 1983, the NOPBC is a national membership o

National Federation of the Blind and Deque Systems, Inc. Launch Nonvisual Access Certification Program

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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Los Angeles, California (March 12, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, and its Web accessibility consulting partner Deque Systems, Inc., based in Reston, VA, today announced the launch of an innovative program to provide a Nonvisual A

National Federation of the Blind to Hold 2008 Celebration

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Monday, March 24, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 24, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will host its annual celebration of the history, growth, and achievements of the NFB in Maryland and nationwide.  This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the NFB’s headquarters in Baltimore.  The 2008 Celeb

Congressman John Sarbanes to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 25, 2008): Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) will speak at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on Friday, April 4, at its 2008 Celebration.  The Celebration commemorates thirty years of building a brighter future for blind people in Baltimore and beyond.  The NFB moved its headqu

Wells Street Ceremonially Named as Jernigan Place

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Thursday, April 3, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 3, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today the ceremonial christening of the 200 block of Wells Street in South Baltimore as Jernigan Place.  Street signs bearing the name Jernigan Place will be added to Wells Street on the morning of Friday, April 4.  The cer

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Release of Large-screen Kindle

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 6, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, commented today on the release by Amazon, Inc. of a new version of its Kindle electronic reading device.

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

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
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Washington, DC (April 9, 2008):  Representatives Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today introduced a bill intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology.  The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2008 requires the Secretary of

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