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

National Federation of the Blind Names Sister Margaret Fleming 2007 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children

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Thursday, June 21, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 20, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Sister Margaret (Meg) Fleming, principal of St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments in Philadelphia, as its 2007 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children.  The award will be announced July 2 at the NFB’s 67th annual convention at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

National Federation of the Blind and Massachusetts Reach Agreement with Nation’s Largest ATM Deployer

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 27, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind persons, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Cardtronics Inc., which has the largest ATM network in the United States, today announced a landmark agreement that will make the vast majority of the ATMs owned, sold, or serviced by Cardtronics accessible to the blind

National Federation of the Blind Awards $122,000 in Scholarships to Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

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Friday, July 13, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 12, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of the blind, awarded $122,000 in scholarships to thirty blind scholars at its 67th annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  Among the recipients was Sachin Dev Pavithran of Providence, Utah, who was awarded the Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship for $12,000.  Pavithr

National Federation of the Blind Presents Prestigious Award to Dr. Raymond Kurzweil

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Friday, July 13, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 13, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, presented its Newell Perry Award to Dr. Raymond Kurzweil at the organization’s recent convention in Atlanta.  This distinguished award was given in recognition of Dr.

NFB President Marc Maurer to Receive Honorary Doctorate from University of Notre Dame

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that its president, Dr.

Two Hundred Blind Youth From Across Nation Head to Baltimore

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
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Event:   National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam

Dates:  July 30 – August 4, 2007

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