Law Schools Discriminate Against Blind Applicants

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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San Francisco, California (June 9, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, and three blind students who have applied or are considering applying to law school in California—Deepa Goraya, Bruce J.

National Federation of the Blind Names Laurel Hudson 2010 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children

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Monday, June 21, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 21, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Laurel Hudson, a teacher of blind students at the Coralwood Diagnostic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, as its 2010 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children.  Hudson will be presented with the award at the NFB’s seventieth annua

3,000 Blind People Arrive in Dallas

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Monday, June 28, 2010
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Event:   National Federation of the Blind Annual National Convention

Dates:   July 3–8, 2010

National Federation of the Blind to Debut Car That Can Be Driven Independently by the Blind at Rolex 24

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Friday, July 2, 2010
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Daytona Beach, Florida (July 2, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) announced today that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to dr

National Federation of the Blind Commends House on Adoption of Braille Literacy Resolution

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Dallas, Texas (July 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that the United States House of Representatives has adopted a resolution, H. RES.

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 8, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.  The third annual Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Successful in Returning Infant to Her Parents

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
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Independence, Missouri (July 22, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and its Missouri affiliate announced today that they have succeeded in a legal fight to bring a two-month-old infant, Mikaela Sinnett, home to her parents, Blake Sinnett and Erika Johnson of Independence.  The NFB of Missouri hire

Librarian of Congress Says Blind Have Right to Access E-books

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 27, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest nationwide organization of blind Americans and the leading advocate for access to digital information by the blind, commented today on the renewal of a ruling from the Librarian of Congress that allows the circumvention of digi

National Federation of the Blind Commends Amazon on Unveiling of New Accessible Kindle

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 29, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commended Amazon on the unveiling of a new, accessible Kindle.  Amazon announced Wednesday that the new Kindle will come equipped with a voice guide that reads all menu options aloud so blind and other print-disabled people can

Blind Driver Challenge of the National Federation of the Blind Featured at NIWeek 2010

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Monday, August 2, 2010
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Austin, Texas (August 2, 2010): The Blind Driver Challenge of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is one of the new technological innovations that will be featured at this year’s NIWeek, held August 3–5.  Hosted by National Instruments (NI), NIWeek is the world’s leading graphical system design conference

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