KNFB Reader Wins AppleVis Golden Apple Award

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Monday, January 4, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that KNFB Reader has been chosen by the AppleVis community as the winner of the Best Assistive iOS App of the year for the second year in a row. AppleVis Golden Apple Awards are awarded by community votes to developers in recognition of excellence in iOS apps.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2015 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Monday, December 14, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 14, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest on behalf of the North American/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Releases iOS Mobile App Version 2.1

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 2, 2015): NFB-NEWSLINE® continues to expand the functionality of its free news and information service with the release of NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile iOS app version 2.1, a free app for the blind and print-disabled.

KNFB Reader Integrated with Dropbox, Available for Android

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Friday, November 20, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 20, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in conjunction with Sensotec NV, is pleased to announce that the KNFB Reader is now available for Android devices.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2016 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Friday, November 20, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 20, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

National Federation of the Blind and Scribd Agree to Collaborate to Make Reading Subscription Service Accessible to the Blind

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 19, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind and Scribd, Inc. have agreed to work together to provide access and make content available in Scribd’s subscription reading service and website accessible to the blind by the end of 2017.

Disability Rights Ohio and Other Advocates File Complaint on Behalf of Sheltered Workshop Employees

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
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COLUMBUS, OHIO – After working for an average of $2.50 an hour for more than three years, three Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) clients are asking for fair pay from Seneca Re-Ads, a sheltered workshop run by the County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Seneca County.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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Monday, November 16, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 16, 2015):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille

Critical Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE® in Maine

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Baltimore, MD (October 15, 2015): Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service from the National Federation of the Blind that provides independent access for blind and print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and TV listings, may be terminated in Maine, effective November 13, 2015.

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