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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...

2011-03-30 10:13:00

National Federation of the Blind Files Suit Over Inaccessible Kiosks LAS VEGAS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind and four blind individuals--Alan and Billie Ruth Schlank, Joyce Pratt, and Mark Adreon--who frequently fly or plan to fly to and from Las Vegas through McCarran International Airport, filed a class-action lawsuit (Docket # 2:11-cv-00472) in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada against Clark County, Nevada;...

2011-03-23 07:45:00

New Publications Offer More Content, More Variety to Subscribers BALTIMORE, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE®--its free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications as well as TV and job listings--has partnered with Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) to offer five leading publications to subscribers. The addition of...

2011-03-23 06:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, together with K-NFB Reading Technology, developer of the Blio e-reading software application, announced today at the International CTIA Wireless show plans for Blio to be pre-loaded on select future products from T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090529/CL24290LOGO) "We are delighted to partner...

2011-03-22 16:06:00

BALTIMORE, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "The National Federation of the Blind supports access by the blind to the vast amount of knowledge contained in the millions of books available throughout the world, and we believe that the Google Books settlement is one way to achieve that access. For that reason, we are disappointed that the court has rejected the settlement. We will analyze the decision...

2011-03-15 11:58:00

National Federation of the Blind Asks Department of Justice to Investigate Schools Across the Country BALTIMORE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today requested that the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, investigate civil rights violations committed by New York University (NYU) and Northwestern University against blind faculty...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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