National Federation of the Blind of New York Comments on Governor Paterson

Release Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2008

Brooklyn, New York  (March 17, 2008): Carl Jacobsen, president of the National Federation of the Blind of New York State, the state’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, said: “We congratulate David Paterson as he becomes our state’s next governor.  Mr.

Blind Group Asks Congressional Delegation To Co-sponsor "Quiet Car" Bill

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (May 20, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) this week announced that they have asked the Iowa Congressional delegation in the House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 5734, a bill which would require the U.S.

National Federation of the Blind Of Iowa Denounces Ruling on Accessible Paper Money Lawsuit

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa: (May 22, 2008): Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a ruling that could force a redesign of U.S. paper currency so that blind people can distinguish denominations by touch.  

Accessible Toys and Games for Blind Children to be Highlighted at Fall Seminar

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (August 13, 2008): The Parents of Blind Children division of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (IPOBC) today announced that it will be holding an all-day seminar on how to choose and locate toys and games that are accessible to blind and visually impaired children.  This seminar will

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa to Honor Secretary of State Mike Mauro

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (September 18, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa announced today that it will present a Distinguished Service Award to Secretary of State Mike Mauro on Saturday, September 20, 2008, at the organization’s annual state convention banquet at the Renaissance Savery Hotel.   The Dis

Blind Group Condemns and Deplores the Movie Blindness

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Des Moines, Iowa (October 2, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, today announced its vehement objection to the forthcoming Miramax film release Blindness and announced that its members would protest in front of the Carmike Wynnsong 1

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Meet the Blind Month

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland (October 16, 2008): To help celebrate Meet the Blind Month, the Baltimore Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland will hit the Mimi DiPietro ice skating rink in Patterson Park on Saturday, October 18, and visit the Baltimore Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning, October 19, u

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa to Coordinate Service Project

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Des Moines, Iowa (January 15, 2009): The Des Moines chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa will be participating in the 14th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Saturday, January 17, 2009.  The event will take place at the local chapter meeting of the Des Moines chapter that day, from 1

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint Against the Utah State Office of Education

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Salt Lake City, Utah (June 9, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, its Utah affiliate, and its subsidiary organization, the Utah Parents of Blind Children, filed a complaint today against the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) alleging violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDE

Michigan Commission for the Blind Director Attacks Michigan’s Organized Blind

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dearborn Heights, Michigan (January 28, 2010): Patrick Cannon, director of the Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB), has notified Christine Boone, director of the Michigan Commission for the Blind Training Center (MCBTC) in Kalamazoo, and a member of the National Federation of the Blind, that her employment is terminated as of today.  This

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