National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Blind MasterChef Winner

BALTIMORE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today congratulated Christine Ha, the winner of season three of MasterChef, a competitive cooking reality television show.

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Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "The National Federation of the Blind congratulates Christine Ha not only for winning MasterChef but also for helping to break down stereotypes and misconceptions about the abilities of blind people.  She won the competition following the same rules as her sighted competitors and in so doing demonstrated the true capacity of the blind.  Ms. Ha is proof of our conviction that blind people, given the proper training and opportunity, can compete on a basis of equality with our sighted peers."

For more information about the National Federation of the Blind, please visit www.nfb.org.

About the National Federation of the Blind
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.  It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation's blind.  In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind. 

SOURCE National Federation of the Blind



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