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2012-06-27 10:27:29

Seeks to Stop Distribution of Inaccessible Kindles Abroad BALTIMORE, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States and a leader in the struggle for civil and human rights for blind people all over the world, today filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights for the United States Department of State, alleging that the State Department's plan to purchase and deploy 35,000 Amazon...

2012-05-22 02:24:26

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of digital and physical books, today announced an important new release of its Axis 360 digital media platform that allows visually-impaired ebook users to have full access and use of their library's digital collections. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090529/CL24290LOGO ) Baker & Taylor worked closely with the National Federation of the Blind on the development of the...

2012-04-26 23:02:00

It´s a partnership for the blind when Swedish Braille embosser manufacturer Index Braille and American Braille specialist Irie-AT establish a new co-operation. The partnership´s aim is to combine the world´s best Braille embossers with the best marketing team in the US, creating a win-win situation for the companies as well as for the end users. Lulea, Sweden (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Index Braille — the world's leading Braille printer manufacturer — has established...

2011-08-24 09:28:00

WELLSELEY HILLS, Mass., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- K-NFB Reading Technology announced today that Blio, a leading interactive and flexible e-reading application, is now available for download from the Android Marketplace onto any tablet or smartphone running Android 2.2 and higher. Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of print and digital books powers Blio's Android digital storefront, which includes millions of paid and free titles directly from the application, offering...

2011-07-14 07:00:00

WELLSELEY HILLS, Mass., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- K-NFB Reading Technology today announced that Blio, a leading interactive, engaging, and flexible ereading software application, will be available for download from Apple's App Store onto the iPad, iPhone, and iPod beginning July 12. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090529/CL24290LOGO ) Readers who already have a Blio account can now read all their books on their iPad, iPhones or iPods by downloading the app from the Apple...

2011-05-23 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, announced ahead of the opening of BookExpo America 2011 that this year Blio, the revolutionary ereading software with online retail storefronts, is forecasted to be preloaded on more than 25 million devices distributed in the U.S. And the company invites BEA attendees to experience Blio - developed by K-NFB Reading Technology - and its...

2011-04-26 09:14:00

LSAC Will Make its Web Site Fully Accessible to the Blind BALTIMORE, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today announced that it has settled a lawsuit with the Law School Admissions Council, Inc. (LSAC) regarding access to the LSAC Web site (www.lsac.org) by blind people. As part of the settlement, LSAC will provide full and equal access to its Web site for blind users by September 1, 2011. Changes will be made to the LSAC Web site that...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, today announced a cooperative agreement with Ticketmaster, the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five eCommerce sites, to make its website fully accessible to the blind. Under the agreement, Ticketmaster will make its website (www.ticketmaster.com) fully accessible to blind users utilizing screen access...

2011-04-13 07:41:00

BALTIMORE, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) will present the fourth Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 14-15, 2011, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. The symposium, entitled "Bridging the Gap Between the Disability Rights Movement and Other Civil Rights Movements," and named for NFB founder and pioneering legal scholar Dr. Jacobus tenBroek...

2011-04-04 08:25:00

Free Service Offers Independent News Access to Blind and Print-Disabled South Carolina Residents COLUMBIA, S.C., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina is pleased to announce today the availability of NFB-NEWSLINE® to all blind and print-disabled South Carolina residents. NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free service that allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint due to a visual or physical disability...