Mutual of America Foundation Recognizes National Federation of the Blind as Merit Finalist Award Winner

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Monday, March 16, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 16, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, will be recognized as a Merit Finalist Award Winner for 2008 by Mutual of America Foundation at a Community Partnership Award Luncheon on Wednesday, March 18. The luncheon will be held at the National Federation of the Blind headquarters in Baltimore.

Official launch ceremony for the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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WHAT:      Official launch ceremony for the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

WHEN:      Thursday, March 26, 2009 (10:00-11:00 a.m.)
                Doors open to media starting at 8:00 a.m.

Governor Martin O’Malley to Serve as Honorary Co-chair of Braille Literacy Campaign

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Thursday, March 19, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will serve as an honorary co-chair of the NFB’s Braille literacy campaign.

Louis Braille Coin Will be Launched into Space

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Thursday, March 26, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 26, 2009): In a surprise announcement at the launch ceremony for the new Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, NASA announced that the new commemorative coin celebrating the life and work of the inventor of the reading code for the blind will fly on a future space shuttle mission. The announcement, by NASA Deputy Administrator for Educational Programs Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Release of the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

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Thursday, March 26, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 26, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for Braille literacy, today celebrates the release of the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar. This historic commemorative coin, the first-ever U.S.

National Federation of the Blind to Hold THE CANE EVENT

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Monday, March 30, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 30, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will host THE CANE EVENT on April 4, 2009, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Federal Hill. The event will celebrate the NFB’s Braille Readers are Leaders program. More than four hundred friends, colleagues, and blind people from across the nation are expected to attend.

Reading Rights Coalition Urges Authors to Allow Everyone Access to E-books

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Monday, March 30, 2009
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New York City (March 30, 2009): The Reading Rights Coalition, which represents people who cannot read print, will protest the threatened removal of the text-to-speech function from e-books for the Amazon Kindle 2 outside the Authors Guild headquarters in New York City at 31 East 32nd Street on April 7, 2009, from noon to 2:00 p.m.

National Federation of the Blind Enhances and Expands Newspaper Service for the Blind

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 31, 2009): NFB-NEWSLINE®, the largest electronic newspaper service in the world for blind and print-disabled Americans, is pleased to announce the launch of NFB-NEWSLINE® Online (www.nfbnewslineonline.org).

Reading Rights Coalition to Participate in LA Times Festival of Books

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Los Angeles, California (April 21, 2009): The Reading Rights Coalition will participate in the LA Times Festival of Books to educate authors about the need to enable text-to-speech for books available for Amazon’s Kindle 2 reading device.

U.S. Senators John Kerry and Arlen Specter Introduce Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Washington, DC (April 22, 2009): Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) introduced a bill, S. 841, intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death as a result of silent vehicle technology.

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