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2010-07-02 06:21:00

NFB, Virginia Tech, and Grand-Am Form Historic Partnership to Advance Innovative Technology DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) announced today that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently. The vehicle is scheduled to be demonstrated to the...

2010-06-29 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, is proud to announce it has entered into an agreement with F+W Media, Inc., to provide rich, highly-formatted content on Blio. Blio is the revolutionary e-reader software application created by K-NFB Reading Technology and powered by Baker & Taylor. F+W Media is a leading content provider releasing more than 600 new book titles...

2010-06-28 08:22:00

Expected to Be Largest Disability Conference This Year DALLAS, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by National Federation of the Blind: Event: National Federation of the Blind Annual National Convention Dates: July 3-8, 2010 Place: Hilton Anatole Hotel 2201 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207 Attention Editors: Groundbreaking Driving Technology for the Blind to Be Demonstrated In 2004 the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) issued the Blind Driver...

2010-05-19 12:29:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Automakers today announced their support of legislation aimed at maintaining the mobility and independence of the blind around ever-quieter autos, by requiring a vehicle sound to assist the blind in detecting nearby hybrid or electric autos. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers joined the National Federation of the Blind, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers and the American Council of the Blind in signing a letter of...

2010-05-19 10:53:00

Urge Passage as Part of Motor Vehicle Safety Act BALTIMORE, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) announced today that they have agreed on proposed legislative language that will protect blind pedestrians and others from the danger posed by silent vehicle technology. The four organizations are...

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2010-05-06 11:05:00

The number of book titles accessible to people who are blind or dyslexic is small, even though audio versions of best-sellers fill store shelves and new technology fuels the popularity of digitized books. The nonprofit organization Internet Archive in San Francisco is attempting a new service that will change that.  The group has hired hundreds of people to scan thousands of books into its digital database, which will more than double the available titles for people who are not able to...

2010-04-29 13:45:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, announced today that NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free, audible, newspaper-access service, will continue to operate through September 30, 2011. Thanks to a generous appropriation from the Iowa General Assembly to the Iowa Department for the Blind, blind Iowans will continue to have access for another year to newspapers, magazines,...

2010-04-19 16:27:00

GREENBELT, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will present the new tactile learning book, Touch the Earth, on Monday, April 19, in the "NASA Village" tent at the Earth Day Celebration on the National Mall organized by the Earth Day Network. This will be the first public presentation of the book, published last month, with its authors and illustrators on hand to demonstrate its unique characteristics. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Touch the...

2010-04-13 14:48:00

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez and Former Congressman Tony Coelho to be Keynote Speakers BALTIMORE, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will present the third Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 15-16, 2010, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. The symposium, entitled "Equality, Difference, and The Right to Live in the World" and named for NFB founder and pioneering legal scholar Dr. Jacobus tenBroek...

2010-03-25 14:56:00

Blackboard Learn Platform Brings Accessibility Enhancements for the Blind SAN DIEGO, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for equal education for blind students, and Blackboard Inc., will present and demonstrate the new accessibility features of the Blackboard Learn(TM) platform at the California State University, Northridge, (CSUN) 25th annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities conference, held...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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