Blind New York State Employee Unable to Perform Job Due to Inaccessible Software

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Thursday, November 13, 2008
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New York, New York (November 13, 2008): Dawn Whitfield, a blind woman who has worked for the New York State Crime Victims Board for over twenty years, filed suit today in federal court because she is no longer able to perform the functions of her job.  The State Crime Victims Board has purchased and implemented

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Friday, November 14, 2008
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North Pole (November 14, 2008):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. 

Geerat Vermeij to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 17, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 17, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Dr.

Michael Hingson to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 24, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 24, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Michael Hingson, World Trade Center survivor and internationally acclaimed public speaker, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy.  As an

National Federation of the Blind to Light Up Times Square

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 23, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, will premiere a video promoting Braille Literacy in Times Square in New York City beginning today.  The video will appear once an hour for ten days, airing on a

Abraham Nemeth to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 23, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Louis Braille

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Monday, December 29, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 29, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s largest and oldest organization of blind people, will hold events nationwide on Sunday, January 4, 2009, to promote Braille literacy and help celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille (18

National Federation of the Blind and Motorola to Cooperate on Making Cell Phones Accessible to the Blind

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Monday, September 14, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland and Libertyville, Illinois (September 14, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for making mainstream devices accessible to the blind, and Motorola Inc., a leading manufacturer of cell phones and other mobile communications devices, announced today that they have entered into a coope

Andrew Young to Serve as Honorary Chair of March for Independence

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007
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Atlanta, Georgia (April 4, 2007): Andrew Young Jr., the civil rights leader whose long career has included serving as a Georgia congressman, United States ambassador to the United Nations and mayor of the city of Atlanta, will take another leading role in a civil rights struggle by serving as honorary chairman of the National Federation of the Blind’s March for Independence.  The march wil

James Gashel to Work Full-time on Flagship Reading Technology

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Monday, April 9, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 9, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that James Gashel, the organization’s Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives, will leave that position in July following the NFB national convention, while remaining in other leadership roles he holds in the organization.  Effective April 1, Mr.

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