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NFB NEWSLINE service

By Ann | January 12, 2015


Hello. My name is Scott White and I’m the Director of NFB-NEWSLINE.

NFB-NEWSLINE is a free service available to anyone who is blind, visually impaired or print-disabled. It offers 400 publications to choose from, including 9 National Newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, 14 Breaking News sources such as CNN, BBC and ESPN Online, 14 International papers including Financial Times and Vancouver Sun, as well as 43 magazines like Family Circle, Time, Smithsonian and more. NFB-NEWSLINE® also offers at least two newspapers for every state, and some states carry many more. A complete list of publications offered on NFB-NEWSLINE® can be found on our website: https://nfb.org/participating-newspapers .

Another feature of NFB-NEWSLINE® is the localized weather alerts. A blind person can hear the emergency tones but will be unable to read the messages scrolling across a TV screen. With NFB-NEWSLINE’s emergency weather alerts, when a subscriber hears the tones, he or she can sign into NFB-NEWSLINE and the weather report will be read on the spot. Any available weather alerts will be provided as soon as the subscriber signs into NFB-NEWSLINE.

NFB-NEWSLINE also has TV Listings, Job listings and retail ads.

NFB-NEWSLINE’s wide array of publications and announcements can be accessed anytime, on the subscriber’s schedule, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are a variety of ways to access. Subscribers can use a touch-tone telephone, or they can access the service via the website, On Demand emails, using portable players, such as the NLS Digital Player, or even via their iPhone, iPad or iPod! And it’s always free.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Scott White, Director
NFB-NEWSLINE
National Federation of the Blind
Phone: 410-659-9314 x2231
swhite@nfb.org

Note: Anyone who is a Rhode Island Talking Book Library member is already eligible to sign up for NFB-NEWSLINE. To learn the best way to sign up for NFB-NEWSLINE, please contact Rhode Island Talking Books Library at olis.tbplu@olis.ri.gov or call 401-574-9310.

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