Pat Schroeder to Serve on National Leadership Advisory Group for Braille Literacy

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Monday, September 22, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 22, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Pat Schroeder, former Colorado congressional representative and current president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Publishers, i

National Federation of the Blind to Address Oracle Open World Conference

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Monday, September 22, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 22, 2008): Mark Riccobono, executive director of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, will give a presentation on the importance of accessibility at the 2008 Oracle Open World Conference on September 25.  The annual Oracle Open World Conference is the world’s la

National Federation of the Blind and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Announce Agreement with Apple to Make iTunes Fully Accessible

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Friday, September 26, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 26, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley today announced a cooperative agreement with Apple, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint with Maryland Department of Education

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 29, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind and its Maryland affiliate have filed a complaint with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) alleging violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and parallel state law by the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS).

National Federation of the Blind Condemns and Deplores the Movie Blindness

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 30, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced its strong objections to the forthcoming Miramax film release Blindness and announced that its members would protest at cinemas across the nation

National Federation of the Blind Conducts Successful Nationwide Protests Against Movie Blindness

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Monday, October 6, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 6, 2008): In the wake of a successful nationwide action against the Miramax film Blindness, which consisted of seventy-two protests in front of cinemas showing the film in thirty-seven states, the National Federation of the Blind today urged Miramax and its parent company, the Walt D

National Federation of the Blind Launches “Project VIP” to Help Blind Voters on Election Day

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 21, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for the voting rights of blind people, announced today that it is launching Project VIP (Voting with Independence and Privacy), a toll-free hotline that will be available to blind voters across the United

National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam Ends with March and Ceremony in Washington

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Friday, July 31, 2009
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Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2009): Two hundred blind high school students and their mentors from across the nation will close out the second National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam in the nation’s capitol this afternoon. The students will begin their visit to Washington at 2 p.m.

National Federation of the Blind Awards Newegg.com with “Gold Level” Certification for Providing Equal Access to Visually Impaired Users

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Thursday, August 6, 2009
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City of Industry, California (July 29, 2009): Newegg.com Inc., the second-largest online-only retailer in the United States, and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, today jointly announced that the NFB has awarded its Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Newegg.com, the first-ever online retailer to be so honored.

National Federation of the Blind and Blind Social Security Beneficiary File Complaint with Social Security Administration

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Monday, August 24, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 24, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information technology, and Margot Downey, a blind Social Security beneficiary from Buffalo, New York, filed an administrative complaint today with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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