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2010-07-29 11:30:00

BALTIMORE, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commended Amazon on the unveiling of a new, accessible Kindle.

2010-07-27 16:16:00

National Federation of the Blind Commends Copyright Ruling BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest nationwide organization of blind Americans and the leading advocate for access to digital information by the blind, commented today on the renewal of a ruling from the Librarian of Congress that allows the circumvention of digital rights management (DRM) technology by blind people seeking equal access to e-books.

2010-07-22 08:15:00

Family Reunited After Wrongful Seizure of Child INDEPENDENCE, Mo., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and its Missouri affiliate announced today that they have succeeded in a legal fight to bring a two-month-old infant, Mikaela Sinnett, home to her parents, Blake Sinnett and Erika Johnson of Independence.

2010-07-06 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 6 /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 Quayside Publishing Group to provide rich, highly-formatted content on Blio.

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2010-07-03 08:40:00

Researchers at Virginia Tech and have partnered with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) for an upcoming demonstration of a prototype vehicle equipped with new technology that allows a blind person to independently drive a car.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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