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2010-12-16 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. Because blind pedestrians cannot locate and evaluate traffic using their vision, they must listen to traffic to discern its speed, direction, and other attributes in order to...

2010-12-13 16:28:00

Hundreds of Thousands of Job Listings Now Available BALTIMORE, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of the blind, is pleased to announce that a revolutionary new feature has been added to NFB-NEWSLINE®, the free audible information service for the blind and others who cannot read print due to a physical or learning disability. With this groundbreaking job-listings feature, blind...

2010-12-10 08:53:00

Urges Swift Passage by House of Representatives WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States Senate for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. Because blind pedestrians cannot locate and evaluate traffic using their vision, they must listen to traffic to discern its speed, direction, and...

2010-12-06 15:18:00

Contractor Everbridge Blocks Blind Subscribers from Emergency Alert Systems BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA) is working to resolve an emergency issue with the City of Boston and one of its contractors, Everbridge. The city contracts with Everbridge to provide a subscription service whereby residents can receive emergency alerts by telephone, text message, or e-mail, but blind residents cannot access the...

2010-11-12 09:49:00

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint Against Penn State BALTIMORE, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, announced today that it has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, requesting an investigation of Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) for violating the civil rights of blind students and faculty. The NFB...

2010-10-25 17:10:00

National Federation of the Blind Files Suit Over Inaccessible Kiosks SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for accessible technology, and three blind individuals--Michael Hingson, Mike May, and Tina Thomas--who reside in California and frequently fly United, filed a class-action lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the Northern District of...

2010-10-12 16:37:00

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, Ontario, BALTIMORE and ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, is pleased to announce that the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), one of the world's leading advocates for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Desire2Learn for Desire2Learn® Learning Suite 9.1. Working with...

2010-09-29 13:34:00

On Friday Thousands of Print-Disabled Michigan Residents May Lose Free, Independent Access to Newspapers and Magazines DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich., Sept. 29, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE(®), a free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and TV listings, will be turned off in Michigan, effective this Friday, October 1. Termination of this service will drastically limit...

2010-09-29 09:41:00

System Certified as Equally Accessible to Blind and Sighted Users BALTIMORE, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Instructure for its learning management system, "Canvas." The NFB applauds Instructure's commitment to ensuring equal access to its Web-based learning management system for blind students and commends the...

2010-08-16 08:25:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind's Blind Driver Challenge--an innovative effort to create a nonvisual interface that empowers a blind person to operate an automobile--received the 2010 Application of the Year Award at the National Instruments Graphical System Design Achievement Awards ceremony held during the NIWeek annual conference in Austin, Texas. In response to a challenge issued by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), students...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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