National Federation of the Blind Urges Maryland Libraries to Purchase Accessible E-readers

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 24, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for accessible technology, sent letters today to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Howard County Library System urging these libraries to purchase e-book readers that can be used by the blind.  The libra

National Federation of the Blind to Host Web Accessibility Training Day

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 25, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute and the Maryland Department of Disabilities Technology Assistance Program will present the second annual Web Accessibility Training Day on Monday, September 19, 2011.  The day-long event will present valuable informati

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Partnership Between K-NFB Reading Technology and Baker & Taylor

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Saturday, November 14, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 14, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to information by the blind, today applauds the historic partnership between K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc., the world-renowned pioneer in reading technologies, and Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment product

National Federation of the Blind Condemns Lack of Access to New Kindle Fire

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Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 29, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the release of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire, which cannot be used by people who are blind.

National Federation of the Blind Endorses Legislation to Improve Prescription Drug Labeling

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Monday, March 12, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 12, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the country, today endorsed H.R. 4087, the Prescription Drug Labeling Promotion Act of 2012.  This legislation, introduced by Congressman Edward D.

U.S. Representatives Stearns and Bishop Introduce Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2011): Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY) today introduced the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2011 (H.R.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Steve Jobs

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Thursday, October 6, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 6, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commented on the death of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former chairman and chief executive officer of Apple, Inc. 

Governor David Paterson Urges Immediate Passage of Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act

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Monday, October 10, 2011
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New York City, New York (October 10, 2011): David A. Paterson, 55th governor of the state of New York and a member of and consultant to the National Federation of the Blind, today urged immediate passage of the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act (H.R.

National Federation of the Blind and Penn State Resolve Accessibility Complaint

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 11, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) announced today that they have reached an agreement that will resolve a complaint filed against Penn State by the NFB with the United States Department of Education, Office for Ci

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

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Monday, November 16, 2009
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 16, 2009): Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season.

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