National Federation of the Blind Commends Microsoft and GW Micro for Groundbreaking Accessibility Partnership

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 14, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for equal access to technology by the blind, today commended Microsoft Corporation and GW Micro for their announcement of a partnership that makes GW Micro’s Window-Eyes screen reader available for free to users of Microsoft Office 2010 or higher.  More details about this groundbreaking o

Blind Student Files Discrimination Suit Against Miami University

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Monday, January 13, 2014
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Oxford, Ohio (January 13, 2014): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, Aleeha Dudley, a blind student pursuing a degree in zoology with hopes of attending veterinary school, has filed suit (case number: 1:14-CV-00038) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Miami University for discriminating against her on the basis of her disability

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2013 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 18, 2013): 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 2013 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Literacy Essay Contest in the U.S. on behalf of the North American/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 4, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

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Monday, November 25, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 25, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), a pioneer in providing STEM-related educational opportunities for blind youth, announced today that a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow the NFB to continue to develop and expand the programs of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS).

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

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Monday, November 18, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 18, 2013):  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.  

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND AND THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS APPLAUD INTRODUCTION OF “TEACH ACT”

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Friday, November 15, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC (November 15, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the leading trade association of the US publishing industry, applaud Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) for introducing today the Technology, Educati

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Landmark Ruling in Authors Guild v. Google

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to education and information by blind Americans, commented today on the landmark decision issued by The Honorable Judge Denny Chin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissing a lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild against Google, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind Disappointed in New DOT Access Rules

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 6, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today expressed severe disappointment in the Department of Transportation (DOT) for its final rule purporting to extend Air Carrier Access Act requirements to airline Web sites and automated kiosks.  The long-awaited rule, released November 4 on DOT’s Web

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