National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 2, 2012): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, four blind patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Grebloski, and Antoinette Whaley—have filed suit (case number: 12-2373) against the library because they cannot access one of the library’s programs for which they are eligible.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with AARP Publications

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Friday, January 19, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 19, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest consumer group of blind people in the United States, and AARP, the membership organization representing nearly 38 million Americans, have partnered to make AARP publications accessible to all blind and low vision people in the United States.

UPS Foundation Delivers Support for Youth Slam and Volunteer Infrastructure Program

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Friday, January 5, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, a center of excellence run by the blind for the blind, announced today that The UPS Foundation will provide support for both the 2007 National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Youth Slam, a four-day academy for blind youth at Johns Hopkins University, and the NFB’s Volunteer Infrastructure Program.

National Federation of the Blind Will Manage National Braille Transcribing and Proofreading Certification Program

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Thursday, January 4, 2007
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s largest consumer organization of the blind and the leading promoter of Braille literacy in America, announced today that the NFB has been awarded a contract by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress (NLS) to conduct that agency’s National Brai

National Federation of the Blind Unveils World's First Handheld Electronic Reader

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Monday, June 26, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 26, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today unveils a groundbreaking new device, the Kurzweil–National Federation of the Blind Reader. The portable Reader, developed by the National Federation of the Blind and renowned inventor Ray Kurzweil, enables users to take pictures of and read most printed materials at the click of a button.

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute Unveils Prototype of Braille-Embossed TouchBook

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
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Baltimore, MD (June 28, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that it will demonstrate a prototype tactile book with a computerized Touch User Interface (TUI) at its national convention to be held in Dallas, Texas, from July 1-7, 2006.

President Signs Coin Bill Honoring Legacy of Louis Braille

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Thursday, July 27, 2006
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Washington, DC (July 27, 2006): Today President George W. Bush signed into law the Louis Braille Bicentennial--Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Act, introduced by Representative Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio), Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee Chairman. H.R.

Volusia County Voters Get Accessible Machines

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 9, 2006) Blind voters in Volusia County, Florida will be able to vote independently and in secret, thanks in large part to the hard work of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida. County election officials are in the process of demonstrating Diebold touch-screen machines with audio output to voters in preparation for a September 5 primary election.

The National Federation of the Blind Releases the “Nonvisual Election Technology and Training Curriculum”

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Thursday, August 10, 2006
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Casting a secret ballot is a right most Americans take for granted. Now, for the first time ever, speech output technology voting machines make it possible for blind and visually impaired people to cast a secret ballot privately and independently.

Legal Precedent Set For Web Accessibility

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Thursday, September 7, 2006
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Berkeley, CA (September 7, 2006): A federal district court judge ruled yesterday that a retailer may be sued if its website is inaccessible to the blind. The ruling was issued in a case brought by the National Federation of the Blind against Target Corp. (Northern District of California Case No.

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