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

Louis Braille Coin to be Launched into Space on May 11

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Thursday, May 7, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 7, 2009): The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, the first coin ever to feature readable Braille, will fly on NASA space shuttle Atlantis on May 11, 2009. The coin will be launched into space on mission STS-125, which will service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Congressman Sessions to Serve As Honorary Chairman of NFB March for Independence

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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Dallas, Texas (April 15, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) will serve as honorary chairman of the NFB’s second annual March for Independence.  The March for Independence—A Walk for Opportunity will take place on the morning of Wednesday, July

Wal-Mart to Serve as Title Sponsor of the NFB March for Independence

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Monday, April 21, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 21, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Wal-Mart will be the title sponsor of the NFB’s second annual March for Independence.  Wal-Mart made a donation to support blind people and those losing vision through the programs and initiatives of the Nationa

Two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars to Go Into Space Today

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Monday, May 11, 2009
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (May 11, 2009): When the space shuttle Atlantis takes off today, it will carry two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars. This unique coin commemorates the birth of the inventor of the reading and writing code for the blind and is the first United States coin to contain tactile, readable Braille.

National Federation of the Blind Denounces Ruling on Accessible Paper Money Lawsuit

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 20, 2008): Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a ruling that could force a redesign of U.S. paper currency so that blind people can distinguish denominations by touch.  

Over One Thousand Blind Americans to March in Dallas

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 18, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States, will hold its second March for Independence on July 2, in Dallas, Texas.  The March for Independence–A Walk for Opportunity is a 5K walk to increase public aware

Reading Rights Coalition Denounces Random House

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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New York City (May 20, 2009): The Reading Rights Coalition, representing more than 15 million print-disabled Americans, has denounced publishing giant Random House, which has turned off text-to-speech on all of its e-books available for Amazon’s Kindle 2 reading service.

Media Advisory: National Federation of the Blind to Speak at NHTSA Public Meeting on Dangers Posed by Silent Vehicle Technology

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Thursday, June 19, 2008
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The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, will speak at a public meeting to be held on Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the Department of Transportation on the dangers posed to the blind and other pedestrians by silent engin

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