National Federation of the Blind Responds to Goodwill Statement on Subminimum Wages

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Monday, June 11, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 11, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today responded to a statement issued by Goodwill Industries International, Inc., regarding its payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Boycott of Goodwill Industries

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 7, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), one of the oldest and largest organizations of Americans with disabilities, today called for a boycott of Goodwill Industries International, Inc., the nonprofit manufacturer and retailer, for its payment of subminimum wages to many of its workers with disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate to Ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is intended to protect the rights of per

NFB-NEWSLINE® Announces Availability of iPhone Application

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Monday, June 4, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 4, 2012): NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free audible newspaper service for blind and print-disabled people, today announced the launch of an exciting new access method.

United States Secretary of Transportation to Address Convention of National Federation of the Blind

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Monday, June 4, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 4, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s largest organization of blind Americans, is pleased to announce that the Honorable Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation, will address some 3,000 attendees of the NFB National Convention in Dallas this summer.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Groupon Grassroots

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 31, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, are teaming up to bring Braille into the lives of more blind children who need it.  

National Federation of the Blind and Blind Student File Suit Against Maricopa Community College District

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona (May 22, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for the equal education of blind students, and Sebastian Ibanez, a blind student who recently graduated from Mesa Community College, have filed suit (Case No.: CV 12-907-PHX-NVW) against the college and the Maricopa Community College District, alleging discrimination against Mr.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2012 Scholarship Program Winners

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Friday, May 11, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2012 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds New Jersey Ruling on Braille Instruction for Blind Child

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Monday, May 7, 2012
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Oceanport, New Jersey (May 7, 2012): After a three-year administrative and legal battle against their local school board, the Oceanport Board of Education, Jeffrey and Holly Miller obtained a ruling (docket number: 2011 17218) from an administrative law judge that their eleven-year-old son Henry “Hank” Miller was improperly denied instruction in Braille, the reading and writing code for the bli

National Federation of the Blind Commends Senator Murray for Braille Literacy Letter

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, today commended Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) who led a bipartisan group of twenty-six senators in sending a letter to Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, regarding improving access to Braille instruction for blind students.

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