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

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates NASA on Successful Mission

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Sunday, May 24, 2009
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE (May 24, 2009): When the space shuttle Atlantis landed today, it also returned from space 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 Applauds Congressional Subcommittee Action on Talking Book Program

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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Washington, DC (June 24, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today applauded a vote by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch to increase funding for the Talking Book program operated by the Library of Congress.  The

National Federation of the Blind to Convene Historic Quiet Car Panel in Dallas

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Thursday, June 26, 2008
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The National Federation of the Blind announced today that a major portion of the agenda of its upcoming national convention will be dedicated to solving the problems posed to blind pedestrians by silent vehicle technology.  On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 2–the opening day of the National Federation of the B

Media Advisory: 3,000 Blind People Arrive in Dallas

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Thursday, June 26, 2008
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Expected to be Largest Disability Conference This Year

Event:   National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention

Dates:   June 29–July 5, 2008

National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to GE

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Thursday, July 3, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 3, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to GE.  The NFB applauds GE’s commitment to ensuring equal access to their Web site to blind consumers and commend

Congressman Dingell to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

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Friday, May 29, 2009
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Detroit, Michigan (May 29, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind announced today that Congressman John D. Dingell, who represents Michigan’s 15th Congressional District, will serve as a co-chair for the organization’s third annual fundraising walk-a-thon event.

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