Press Room

Below please find the latest press releases and media advisories issued by the National Federation of the Blind. For more information, or to request an interview with one of our experts, please contact Chris Danielsen, director of public relations, at 410-659-9314 extension 2330 (office), 410-262-1281 (mobile), or cdanielsen@nfb.org.

Additional helpful information:

Blind Americans to Cast First Secret Ballot

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
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BALTIMORE, Maryland, October 24, 2006: The National Federation of the Blind announced today that it has created a hotline for blind and visually impaired voters to report any difficulties in casting their ballots both secretly and independently in the upcoming election.

National Federation of the Blind Makes AARP Voting Information Accessible

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
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Baltimore, MD (October 18, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest consumer group of blind people in the United States, and AARP, the largest group of older Americans, have agreed to work together in Maryland to make voter education and AARP information accessible to blind Maryland residents.

Congressman Lee Terry and Senator Lowen Kruse to Speak at National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska’s Annual Convention

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Omaha, Nebraska (October 13, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its annual convention from Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15.  The convention will ta

President Bush Proclaims White Cane Safety Day

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Friday, October 13, 2006
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2006): President George W. Bush issued a proclamation recognizing October 15, 2006, as White Cane Safety Day. The proclamation said in part: “Our Nation believes in the promise of all our citizens, and we must work to ensure that the opportunities of America are more accessible to every person.

National Federation of the Blind of California Welcomes National Federation of the Blind President Dr. Maurer to Annual Convention

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Irvine, California (October 10, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of California, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its annual convention from Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15.  The convention

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