Largest Newspaper Service for the Blind Gets Even Larger

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 1, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind announced today the addition of the 250th newspaper, the Wilmington News Journal, to NFB-NEWSLINE®, the largest electronic newspaper service for blind and disabled persons in the world.  This free service allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint due to a physical disability to

National Federation of the Blind to Present Third Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 13, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will present the third Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 15–16, 2010, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore.  The symposium, entitled “Equality, Difference, and The Right to Live in the World” and named for NFB

National Federation of the Blind to Hold THE CANE EVENT

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Monday, April 26, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 26, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will host THE CANE EVENT on May 1, 2010, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore.  The event will commemorate the NFB’s seventieth anniversary.  More than three hundred friend

Blind College Students in Maryland Will Have Textbooks on Time

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007
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Annapolis, Maryland (May 8, 2007): Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed legislation today that will ensure that blind college and graduate students in the state will have timely access to textbooks and course materials in a format they can use.  The legislation, passed at the urging of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, provides for textbooks to be converted into an electroni

National Federation of the Blind Participates in Campaign to Raise Awareness of Type 2 Diabetes Complications

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Friday, June 1, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 1, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind, along with several other groups that advocate on behalf of diabetics, launched a nationwide informational campaign designed to raise awareness of the complications of diabetes, including vision loss.  Unveiled in April, the campaign aims to help diabetics manage their diabetes effectively even while experienc

NFB President Marc Maurer to Receive Honorary Doctorate from University of South Carolina Upstate

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Monday, May 3, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 3, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that its president, Dr.

House Subcommittee Vote Could End Books for the Blind

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Thursday, June 7, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 7, 2007): On Wednesday, June 6, the House of Representatives Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee voted to substantially underfund the Books for the Blind program of the Library of Congress.

Inspirational Blind Role Model Brought Back From Obscurity

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 13, 2007): In conjunction with the publication of The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story by Blue Point Books, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that it will be launching the “Dr.

Congressman John Lewis to Participate in Civil Rights March for the Blind

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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Atlanta, Georgia (June 20, 2007): Congressman John Lewis will march in solidarity with over one thousand blind Americans, their families, and friends in a historic civil rights march for the blind.  The March for Independence, organized by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will take place on the morning of July 3.  Ambassador Andrew Young serves as honorary chairman of the event.  Bli

Law Schools Discriminate Against Blind Applicants

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 5, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, announced today that it has filed complaints with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, requesting investigations of nine prominent law schools fo

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