National Federation of the Blind Launches Vehicle Donation Program

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that it has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle dona

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Fair Wages Legislation

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 27, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2013 (H.R. 831) by Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS).

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Bill to Benefit Disabled Veterans

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 19, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today applauded the introduction of S. 346 by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV).

National Federation of the Blind Comments on President’s State of the Union Address

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 13, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, commented today on the State of the Union address delivered by President Obama yesterday evening, focusing particularly on the president’s call for a raise in the federal minimum wage.

Monster.com First in Industry to Make Website Accessible for Blind Users

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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BOSTON – The popular job search website Monster.com will be the first job search and recruitment website in the industry to provide job seekers who are blind with full and equal access to all of its products and services including mobile applications, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Monster Worldwide, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Belgian Euthanasia of Deaf Men Losing Sight

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 15, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States with over 50,000 members, including many deaf-blind individuals,  commented today on the state-sanctioned death by lethal injection of deaf twins in Belgium.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 20, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds U.S. Support for Legally Binding International Instrument to Put More Accessible Books in the Hands of the Blind Worldwide

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Monday, December 17, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 17, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind applauds today’s announcement from the United States government supporting a legally binding international instrument which will allow many more books to be converted into accessible formats used by the blind and allow those accessible copies to be shared across international borders.  The U.S.

National Federation of the Blind Condemns Amazon’s Push to Put Kindle E-books in Schools

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Seattle, Washington (December 4, 2012): In protest of a recent push by Amazon.com to put Kindle e-books, which are inaccessible to blind students, into K-12 classrooms across the country, members and supporters of the National Federation of the Blind will conduct an informational picket at the company’s headquarters on

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

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 27, 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. The Senate voted today to consider ratifi

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