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2011-03-04 09:08:00

Everyday Tips and Techniques for Blind People to be Demonstrated BURLINGTON, Iowa, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, will hold its third technology seminar titled "Independence Is Easy -- Do You Know What I Know?" on Saturday, March 12. The seminar will be held at the Comfort Suites in Burlington. Dr. Tod Gerhardt, who works at the Burlington office of American Eyecare and is one of...

2011-03-02 08:56:00

Local News in Indiana More Accessible than Ever HAMMOND, Ind., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Indiana is pleased to announce the addition of the Hammond Times to a service for blind and disabled readers in Indiana. These readers will now have access to another reputable source for local daily news through NFB-NEWSLINE®. This free service allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint due to a visual or...

2011-02-03 14:01:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that it will be a featured nonprofit on eBay this month, offering everyone the opportunity to buy, sell, or donate to support NFB's job training programs. Between January 31, and February 6, eBay buyers will be given the option of adding a $1 to $25 donation to the NFB when they make a purchase on eBay. In addition to donating at checkout, supporters can also go to the "Workin'...

2011-01-29 11:46:00

Avoids Dynamic Obstacles DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the nation, announced today that for the first time a blind individual has driven a street vehicle in public without the assistance of a sighted person. Mark Anthony Riccobono, a blind executive who directs technology, research, and education programs for the organization, was behind the wheel of a Ford...

2011-01-28 07:28:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the nation, announced today that Mark Anthony Riccobono, a blind executive who directs technology, research, and education programs for the organization, will be the first blind individual to drive a street vehicle in public. Mr. Riccobono will be behind the wheel of a Ford Escape hybrid equipped with nonvisual technology allowing a blind...

2011-01-27 07:27:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind announced today that Congressman John Mica, who represents Florida's Seventh Congressional District and chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will participate in the demonstration of a vehicle that can be driven by the blind. The Congressman will be present along with NFB officials and other dignitaries when a modified Ford Escape equipped with nonvisual technology allowing a...

2011-01-17 09:34:00

Travelocity to Make its Web Site More Accessible to Blind Users BALTIMORE, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, today announced an agreement with Travelocity, one of the largest and most popular online travel agencies, to make travelocity.com more accessible to the blind. Under today's agreement, Travelocity will make accessible by July 1, 2011, its home page and each...

2011-01-05 15:31:00

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Ruling BALTIMORE, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today applauded a federal appellate court ruling affirming the right of a blind California woman to use screen access technology to take professional examinations required for her to receive a license to practice law. The ruling, handed down yesterday by a unanimous three-judge panel...

2011-01-05 10:47:00

NFB-NEWSLINE® to Resume Service Temporarily with Financial Support from the Michigan Commission for the Blind DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan is pleased to announce that partial funding has been found for NFB-NEWSLINE® -- the free service that provides independent access by blind and print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and job and TV...

2011-01-05 08:02:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Federation of the Blind today commended President Barack Obama for signing into law the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. "The National Federation of the Blind is pleased that this critical legislation has been signed into law, preserving the right to safe and independent travel for the blind," said Dr. Marc...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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