National Federation of the Blind Defends Rights of Blind Students

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Monday, August 9, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 9, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) responded today to recent attacks on the right of blind students to have equal access to technologies used by America’s universities and to the textbooks and course materials offered by institutions of higher learning.  The NFB and

Blind Driver Challenge Receives Top Graphical System Design Achievement Awards at NIWeek 2010

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Monday, August 16, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 16, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind’s Blind Driver Challenge—an innovative effort to create a nonvisual interface that empowers a blind person to operate an automobile—received the 2010 Application of the Year Award at the National Instruments Graphical System Design Achie

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010-2011 Race for Independence

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 1, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today announced the 2010-2011 Race for Independence, a fundraising effort focused on improving education and technology for blind Americans and

National Federation of the Blind Eligible to Receive Grant of $250,000

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 1, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is in the running for a grant award of $250,000 from the Pepsi Refresh project, which awards over one million dollars each month to nonprofits and busines

eBay and National Federation of the Blind Partner to Increase Ecommerce Job Opportunities

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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San Jose, Calif. – September 15, 2010 – eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today announced a partnership to create more opportunities for blind Americans to access eBay as buyers and sellers.

Innovative New Nonvisual Teaching Techniques to be Unveiled at Youth Slam

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Monday, July 30, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 30, 2007): Cary Supalo was fascinated by math and science growing up, but his attempts to participate fully in his science classes were usually thwarted.  Because he was blind, teachers did not believe that Supalo could safely perform laboratory experiments; he recalls that he was not even allowed to wash lab equipment.  But Supalo has proved his teachers wrong; he is

National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to Instructure Learning Management System

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 29, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Instructure for its learning management system, “Canvas.” The NFB applauds Instructure’s commitment to en

Free Newspapers and TV Listings Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Kansas Residents

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 12, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading organization of blind consumers, will host a two-and-a-half-day national training conference for residential rehabilitation centers for the blind.  The theme of the conference is “Dare to Be Remarkable!”  In both plenary and breakout sessions, presenters will focus on the fundamental chara

National Federation of the Blind to Conduct Conference for Rehabilitation Professionals

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 12, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading organization of blind consumers, will host a two-and-a-half-day national training conference for residential rehabilitation centers for the blind.  The theme of the conference is “Dare to Be Remarkable!”  In both plenary and breakout sessions, presenters will focus on the fundamental chara

National Federation of the Blind Launches 28th Annual Braille Readers are Leaders Contest

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Friday, October 1, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 1, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in conjunction with the National Association to Promote the Use of Braille (NAPUB) and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, today launched the 28th annual Braille Readers Are Leaders contest for stude

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