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

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

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