Diebold and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

--submitted by Susan Pynchon, 7/24/05



1. Diebold was a sponsor of the recent National Federation of the Blind of Florida's annual 2005 convention:



2. Diebold's $1,000,000 donation to the NFB.  From an NFB press release (8th paragraph shows donation):



3. Article about NFB dropping its lawsuit against Diebold for inaccessible ATM's:



4. The NFB 2002 Annual Gala, showing a $1,000,000 donation next to Warren O'Dell's name (CEO of Diebold)  (I'm assuming this is the same donation as was made in 2000, since that was to be spread over 5 years):


5. On Diebold's website -- a statement of support for Diebold voting machines by the President of the NFB



6. On Diebold's website -- a statement of partnership with NFB (re: ATM machines)



7. On NFB's website -- a statement of partnership with Diebold (re: ATM Machines)



8. The NFB passed a voter-verified paper trail resolution at its

2004 National Conference (mixed in with hype about DRE's, and a caveat)


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this organization call for implementation of voter-verified paper trails only so long as they also include nonvisual means of voting and verification;



(Look at first resolution #2004-01)


9.  NFB purchased an AutoMark for its new Braille and Technology Center in Baltimore, Maryland.



10. Statement in Defense of NFB's Acceptance of $1,000,000 from Diebold:


NFB President Marc Maurer defends NFB's acceptance of $1,000,000 from Diebold: