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Aug 21, 2013, 11:29 ET National Federation of the Blind Sponsors Blind Driver's "Quest for the Salt"

The National Federation of the Blind today announced its sponsorship of the first attempt by a blind driver to independently race a motorcycle on the ...


Aug 14, 2013, 11:57 ET National Federation of the Blind Releases Analysis of Section 511

The National Federation of the Blind today released a legal analysis prepared at the organization's request by Samuel R. Bagenstos, Professor of Law...


Jul 31, 2013, 12:28 ET NFB STEM-X Taking Place at Towson University

The National Federation of the Blind, under the auspices of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science, is conducting a week-long program for...


Jul 29, 2013, 04:03 ET National Federation of the Blind: Workforce Investment Act Sabotages Rehabilitation Act

The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, expressed its strong opposition to changes to...


Jul 24, 2013, 11:11 ET National Federation of the Blind Praises DOJ Settlement with Louisiana Tech

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for full access to higher education by the blind, today praised a settlement...


Jul 06, 2013, 05:18 ET National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding...


Jun 24, 2013, 10:25 ET National Federation of the Blind Joins Stevie Wonder and World Blind Union in Calling Upon International Negotiators to Conclude a Successful Treaty for the Blind and Print Disabled

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today joined Stevie Wonder and the World Blind Union in calling upon international negotiators to conclude ...


Jun 19, 2013, 05:06 ET National Federation of the Blind Commends Department of Education for New Guidelines on Braille Instruction

The National Federation of the Blind commended the Department of Education for guidelines on Braille instruction issued in a Dear Colleague Letter...


May 30, 2013, 10:48 ET Joint Statement By National Federation of the Blind President Marc Maurer And MPAA Chairman Senator Chris Dodd On Importance Of Completing WIPO Visually Impaired Treaty

National Federation of the Blind President Marc Maurer and MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd today released the following joint statement...


May 15, 2013, 03:15 ET National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate HELP Committee to Confirm Nomination of Tom Perez for Secretary of Labor

The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate Committee on Health,...


May 01, 2013, 05:22 ET National Federation of the Blind Comments on Amazon Kindle App

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for access to technology and education for the blind, commented today on...


Apr 08, 2013, 04:02 ET National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Taxpayers File Suit Against H&R Block

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, and two blind taxpayers...


Apr 02, 2013, 09:36 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds DOJ Motion to Intervene in Sheltered Workshop Case

The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the United States Department of Justice's motion to intervene in the pending class action...


Mar 27, 2013, 10:01 ET National Federation of the Blind Assists Federal Employee Experiencing Discrimination

With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, Michael Leiterman, an attorney with the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and...


Mar 19, 2013, 01:58 ET National Federation of the Blind Launches Vehicle Donation Program

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that it has...


Feb 27, 2013, 09:41 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Fair Wages Legislation

The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Fair ...


Feb 19, 2013, 10:14 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Bill to Benefit Disabled Veterans

The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today applauded the...


Feb 13, 2013, 12:07 ET National Federation of the Blind Comments on President's State of the Union Address

The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, commented today on the State of the Union...


Jan 15, 2013, 01:49 ET National Federation of the Blind Comments on Belgian Euthanasia of Deaf Men Losing Sight

The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States with over 50,000 members, including many...


Jan 08, 2013, 11:25 ET LevelUp Now Fully Accessible to Blind Smartphone Users

he National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFBMA) and its president, Mr. Mika Pyyhkala, worked with Boston-based SCVNGR, Inc. to make...


Dec 17, 2012, 11:41 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds U.S. Support for Legally Binding International Instrument to Put More Accessible Books in the Hands of the Blind Worldwide

The National Federation of the Blind applauds today's announcement from the United States government supporting a legally binding international...


Dec 10, 2012, 11:19 ET Blind Americans to Protest Amazon's Push to Put Kindle E-books in Schools

The following is being released by the National Federation of the Blind: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/MM57966LOGO) Date:...


Dec 04, 2012, 09:33 ET National Federation of the Blind Condemns Amazon's Push to Put Kindle E-books in Schools

In protest of a recent push by Amazon.com to put Kindle e-books, which are inaccessible to blind students, into K-12 classrooms across the country,...


Nov 27, 2012, 05:06 ET National Federation of the Blind Urges Senate to Ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate to ratify...


Nov 27, 2012, 02:32 ET National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Dr. Fredric K. Schroeder

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind in the United States and a world leader in...