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Mar 22, 2011, 05:06 ET National Federation of the Blind Comments on Rejection of Google Books Settlement

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "The National Federation of the Blind supports access by the blind to the...


Mar 15, 2011, 12:58 ET Adoption of Google Apps Program Discriminates Against the Blind

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


Mar 02, 2011, 09:56 ET Hammond Times Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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...


Feb 03, 2011, 03:01 ET National Federation of the Blind Launches Fundraising Campaign on eBay to Increase its Critical Services

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that it will be a featured nonprofit on eBay this month, offering everyone the opportunity ...


Jan 29, 2011, 12:46 ET Blind Man Drives Car Independently

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the nation, announced today that for the first...


Jan 28, 2011, 08:28 ET Blind Man to Take to the Road at Daytona International Speedway

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the nation, announced today that Mark Anthony...


Jan 27, 2011, 08:27 ET Congressman Mica to Participate in NFB Blind Driver Challenge™

The National Federation of the Blind announced today that Congressman John Mica, who represents Florida's Seventh Congressional District and chairs...


Jan 17, 2011, 10:34 ET National Federation of the Blind Announces Agreement with Travelocity

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, today announced an agreement with...


Jan 05, 2011, 09:02 ET President Signs Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

he National Federation of the Blind today commended President Barack Obama for signing into law the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which ...


Jan 05, 2011, 04:31 ET Federal Appeals Court Upholds Blind Woman's Right to Use Technology to Take Professional Examinations

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today applauded a federal appellate court ...


Dec 20, 2010, 05:35 ET The National Federation of the Blind and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Partner to Offer More Choice and Access to Print-Disabled Americans

NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free audible newspaper service for blind and print-disabled people, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically...


Dec 16, 2010, 02:51 ET National Federation of the Blind Commends House for Passage of Safety Legislation

The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. ...


Dec 13, 2010, 05:28 ET New Job Listings on NFB-NEWSLINE® Create Access and Employment Opportunities for Blind and Print-Disabled Americans

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of the blind, is pleased to announce that a revolutionary...


Dec 10, 2010, 09:53 ET National Federation of the Blind Commends Senate for Passage of Safety Legislation

The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States Senate for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will...


Nov 15, 2010, 10:57 ET National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to...


Nov 12, 2010, 10:49 ET Penn State Discriminates Against Blind Students and Faculty

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, announced today that it has filed a...


Oct 25, 2010, 06:10 ET United Airlines Discriminates Against Blind Passengers

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for accessible...


Oct 12, 2010, 05:37 ET Desire2Learn Attains National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Gold Level Web Certification

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, is pleased to announce that the...


Sep 29, 2010, 10:41 ET National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to Instructure Learning Management System

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA...


Sep 01, 2010, 10:58 ET National Federation of the Blind Eligible to Receive Grant of $250,000

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is in the running for a grant...


Aug 31, 2010, 11:30 ET Critical Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE® in Michigan

Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national...


Aug 16, 2010, 09:25 ET Blind Driver Challenge Receives Top Graphical System Design Achievement Awards at NIWeek 2010

The National Federation of the Blind's Blind Driver Challenge—an innovative effort to create a nonvisual interface that empowers a blind person to...


Aug 09, 2010, 04:53 ET National Federation of the Blind Defends Rights of Blind Students

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) responded today to recent attacks on the right of blind students to have equal access to technologies used ...


Aug 03, 2010, 09:08 ET National Federation of the Blind of Virginia Gives the Gift of Independence to Blind Children Through Local Braille Training Program

Local members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) are sponsoring a two-week Braille training program for blind children. The Braille...


Aug 02, 2010, 09:23 ET Blind Driver Challenge of the National Federation of the Blind Featured at NIWeek 2010

The Blind Driver Challenge of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is one of the new technological innovations that will be featured at this...