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

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland Urges Montgomery County to Include Accessibility in New Call Centers

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland (April 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today urged Montgomery County to allocate the funds necessary to make the new 311-call system accessible.  This new system, to be housed

NFB-NEWSLINE® for the Blind Receives Funding for 2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa (April 27, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, announced today that NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free, audible, newspaper-access service, will continue to operate through September 30, 2011.

National Federation of the Blind of Michigan to Hold Protest

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lansing, Michigan (May 19, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Michigan will again take to the streets of Lansing on Thursday, May 20, to protest what it feels is an atmosphere of cover-up, secrecy, and intimidation by Patrick Cannon, director of the Michigan Commission for the Blind.  The NFB of Michigan alleges violations by

National Federation of the Blind of Virginia Gives the Gift of Independence to Blind Children through Local Braille Training Program

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Arlington, Virginia (August 3, 2010): Local members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) are sponsoring a two-week Braille training program for blind children.

Critical Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE® in Michigan

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland (August 31, 2010):  Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and TV listings, will be turned off in Michigan, effective October 1, 2010.  Termination of this service will dras

Blind Massachusetts Residents Unable to Access Emergency Information

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts (December 6, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA) is working to resolve an emergency issue with the City of Boston and one of its contractors, Everbridge.  The city contracts with Everbridge to provide a subscription service whereby residents can receive

Hammond Times Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hammond, Indiana (March 2, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Indiana is pleased to announce the addition of the Hammond Times to a service for blind and disabled readers in Indiana.  These readers will now have access to another reputable source for local daily news through NFB-NEWSLI

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