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

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa to Hold Seminar

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Burlington, Iowa (March 4, 2011):  The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, will hold its third technology seminar titled "Independence Is Easy—Do You Know What I Know?” on Saturday, March 12.  The seminar will be held at the Comfort Suites in Burlington

Guide Dog Association Launches Innovative Hotline

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tampa, Florida (March 15, 2011): In conjunction with new federal regulations that take effect today concerning service animals, the National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU), the leader in service animal advocacy, is launching an innovative new service.  The NAGDU Education & Advocacy Hotline not only

NFB-NEWSLINE® Now Available in South Carolina

Release Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2011

Columbia, South Carolina (April 4, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina is pleased to announce today the availability of NFB-NEWSLINE® to all blind and print-disabled South Carolina residents.  NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free service that allows those who cannot read conven

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