National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 7, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

Blindness Organizations and Arizona State University Resolve Litigation Over Kindle

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Monday, January 11, 2010
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Phoenix, Arizona (January 11, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), and Arizona State University (ASU), today announced a settlement agreement resolving litigation filed by NFB and ACB against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and ASU.

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

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Washington, DC (January 28, 2009): Representatives Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today introduced H.R. 734, a bill intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology.

National Federation of the Blind and Wal-Mart Foundation Partner to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, February 2, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 2, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States and the country’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, and the Wal-Mart Foundation are partnering to bring Braille reading materials to those who need them.

National Federation of the Blind Rejects Nelson-Collins Amendment

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Friday, February 6, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 6, 2009): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, said: “The purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 currently being debated in the United States Senate is to reduce unemployment and to restore economic security for all Americans.

National Federation of the Blind Responds to Authors Guild Statement on the Amazon Kindle 2

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Thursday, February 12, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 12, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today responded to a statement put out by the Authors Guild advising its members to consider negotiating contracts prohibiting e-books to be read aloud by the new Amazon Kindle 2, which incorporates text-to-speech technology.

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 18, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, a motivational speaker and former collegiate football player best known as the inspiration for the motion picture Rudy, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy.

LSAC Discriminates Against Blind Law School Applicants

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Thursday, February 19, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 19, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people; its California affiliate; and a blind law school applicant, Deepa Goraya, are filing a lawsuit today against the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

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Friday, February 27, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 27, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a coalition of eleven major automakers, will participate in the NFB’s third annual March for Independence.

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