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:

Governor John Baldacci and U.S. Representative Tom Allen to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind of Maine’s Annual Convention

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Auburn, Maine (September 22, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Maine, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind, will hold its annual convention on Saturday, September 30, 2006.  The convention will take place at the Firesid

Austin American-Statesman Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

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Thursday, September 7, 2006
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Legal Precedent Set For Web Accessibility

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Thursday, September 7, 2006
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Berkeley, CA (September 7, 2006): A federal district court judge ruled yesterday that a retailer may be sued if its website is inaccessible to the blind. The ruling was issued in a case brought by the National Federation of the Blind against Target Corp. (Northern District of California Case No.

The National Federation of the Blind Releases the “Nonvisual Election Technology and Training Curriculum”

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Thursday, August 10, 2006
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Casting a secret ballot is a right most Americans take for granted. Now, for the first time ever, speech output technology voting machines make it possible for blind and visually impaired people to cast a secret ballot privately and independently.

Volusia County Voters Get Accessible Machines

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 9, 2006) Blind voters in Volusia County, Florida will be able to vote independently and in secret, thanks in large part to the hard work of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida. County election officials are in the process of demonstrating Diebold touch-screen machines with audio output to voters in preparation for a September 5 primary election.

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