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).

Unable to Read or Write, New High School Graduate Details Struggle

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 25, 2009): Denzel Ferges graduated from high school on June 6. But when he was asked to address a gathering of students on July 29, he had to memorize his speech rather than reading it. Denzel does not have enough vision to read print effectively, and he was not taught to read Braille. For all practical purposes, he graduated from high school unable to read.

National Federation of the Blind Endorses Google Books Settlement Before Congress

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Thursday, September 10, 2009
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Washington, DC (September 10, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for access by the blind to digital information, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today that the proposed settlement between Google and authors and publishers regarding the Google Books project should be approved.

Google Settlement with Authors, Publishers Will Have Positive Results for the Blind

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Friday, October 31, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 31, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to information by the blind, announced today that the recent settlement between Google and authors and publishers over the Google Books project, if approved by the courts, will have a profound a

Terry Bradshaw to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 3, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 3, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Terry Bradshaw, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and current football analyst and co-host of FOX NFL Sunday, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille lit

National Federation of the Blind Brings Braille Silver Dollar to the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 5, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB)–the country’s leading promoter of Braille literacy–has announced the most significant initiative ever launched to support literacy for the blind.  The Braille Readers Are Leaders campaign (www.bra

National Federation of the Blind to Address United Nations Forum

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Friday, November 7, 2008
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 7, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States and a leading advocate for the rights of blind people around the world, will address the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (United Nations Working

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. 

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