NFB to honor Apple, GE, and Newegg.com.

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On Sept 22, National Federation of the Blind will hold its first-ever Web Accessibility Day. Teaming up with the Maryland Technology Assistance Program, NFB will host day-long, in-depth panel on how to create accessible Web content that complies with federal and state regulations. Apple will be recognized for making its iPhone accessible to blind users, while GE and Newegg.com will be recognized for continued commitment to ensuring equal access to their Websites for blind consumers.



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National Federation of the Blind to Honor Apple, GE, and Newegg.com



Recognition Ceremony Held as Part of Web Accessibility Day

BALTIMORE, Sept 18 / -- The following is being released by the National Federation of the Blind:

Date: September 22, 2009

Time: 12:10 p.m.

Location: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute

200 East Wells Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

On September 22, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will hold its first-ever Web Accessibility Day. Teaming up with the Maryland Technology Assistance Program, the NFB will host a day-long, in-depth panel on how to create accessible Web content that complies with federal and state regulations. One hundred and fifty of the top Webmasters from around the country will be in attendance.

As a key part of Web Accessibility Day, the NFB will honor Apple, GE, and Newegg.com for their outstanding leadership in accessibility for the blind.

Apple will be recognized for making its popular iPhone accessible to blind users. Mr. Eric Seymour, Manager of VoiceOver Engineering for Apple, will be on hand to accept the award. Both GE and Newegg.com will be recognized for their continued commitment to ensuring equal access to their Web sites for blind consumers. GE and Newegg.com were recently awarded with the NFB's Gold Level NFB-NVA Web certification. The certification ensures that Internet sites or applications are fully accessible to and usable by blind people employing screen access software.

The recognition ceremony will be held during the luncheon portion of the sessions at 12:10 p.m. Members of the press are invited to attend.

About the National Federation of the Blind

With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation's blind. In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.

CONTACT: Chris Danielsen, Director of Public Relations, National Federation of the Blind, +1-410-659-9314, extension 2330, +1-410-262-1281 (Cell), cdanielsen@nfb.org

Web Site: http://www.nfb.org/

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