National Federation of the Blind Awards $100,000

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Monday, July 7, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 7, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind presented $100,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.  The first-ever Dr.

Senator Levin to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Detroit, Michigan (June 23, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind announced today that Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) will speak at the organization’s third annual civil rights march and rally. The Motor City March for Independence will take place on the morning of July 6, 2009, as part of the National Federation of the Blind convention, which will be held in Detroit this year.

National Federation of the Blind Holds Junior Science Academy

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Monday, July 21, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 21, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for blind children and their families, will be offering a Junior Science Academy targeting children in grades three through six.  Through hands-on experiences, tactile materials, and innovative nonvisua

National Federation of the Blind and American Council of the Blind File Discrimination Suit Against Arizona State University

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Thursday, June 25, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 25, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) filed suit today against Arizona State University (ASU) to prevent the university from deploying Amazon’s Kindle DX electronic reading device as a means of distributing electronic textbooks to its students because the device cannot be used by blind students.

National Federation of the Blind Praises Passage of Higher Education Opportunity Act

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Friday, August 1, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 1, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and the largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, praised the United States Congress today for passing the Higher Education Opportunity Act.  The legislation establishes a commission to study ways t

National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas Agrees to Settlement of Lawsuit Over Accessibility of Software to Blind State Employees

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Monday, August 11, 2008
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Little Rock, Arkansas (August 11, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas and two blind state employees have agreed to a settlement among themselves, the state of Arkansas, and software provider SAP Public Services, Inc.  The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by blind state employees in 2001 b

3,000 Blind People Arrive in Detroit

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Monday, June 29, 2009
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Event: National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention

Dates: July 3–July 8, 2009

Place: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
          400 Renaissance Center
          Detroit, Michigan 48243

National Federation of the Blind Launches Largest-ever White Cane Initiative

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 19, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced an initiative to ensure that any blind person in the United States and Puerto Rico who needs a long white cane will have one, regardless of ability to p

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