2,900 Delegates to National Federation of the Blind Convention Unanimously Reject Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

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Thursday, July 7, 2011
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Orlando, Florida (July 7, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind at its national convention today voted unanimously to demand fair wages for blind workers.  The convention is being attended by 2,900 delegates from across the United States and Puerto Rico.  On Wednesday, July 13, the Senate Health, Education

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Friday, July 8, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 8, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind today 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 fourth annual Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship Program

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 3, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2010 National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program. Thirty scholarships totaling $100,000 will be awarded to blind students from the United States and Puerto Rico.

Blind Americans to Protest Subminimum Wages

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 20, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, announced today that its members will conduct informational protests across the United States to raise awareness about the practice of paying wages below the federal minimum

National Federation of the Blind Announces Notre Dame Will Use Braille Coin in Coin Toss

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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South Bend, Indiana (November 4, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille, is pleased to announce that the University of Notre Dame will use a 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar in the coin toss at its football game on Saturday, November 7.

Cross-Disability Groups to Join National Federation of the Blind Protests

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Monday, July 25, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 25, 2011): The Center for Self-Determination, Disability Rights Advocates, National Down Syndrome Congress, National Down Syndrome Society, National Fragile X Foundation, and TASH will join the National Federation of the Blind in conducting informational protests on Tuesday, July 26, th

National Federation of the Blind Supports Blind Machinist in Employment Discrimination Suit Against Railroad

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Monday, July 25, 2011
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Omaha, Nebraska (July 25, 2011): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, Frank Hohn, a legally blind locomotive machinist from Hemmingford Village, Nebraska, is taking his discrimination case (Case No.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Now Available in Arkansas

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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Little Rock, Arkansas (November 4, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind announced today that NFB-NEWSLINE® is now available to all print-disabled Arkansas residents.

Former New York Governor David Paterson Comments on Subminimum Wages for Disabled Workers

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Monday, July 25, 2011
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New York City, New York (July 25, 2011): In advance of planned protests by the National Federation of the Blind against the payment of subminimum wages to people with disabilities and the proposed Workforce Investment Act, Former New York State Governor David A.

Universities Will Not Deploy Kindle DX as Textbook Reader

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 11, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, today applauded the decision of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Syracuse University to not deploy Amazon’s Kindle DX as a means of distributing electronic textbooks (e-books) to their students.

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