Posts Tagged ‘NFB-NEWSLINE’

Free Service Offers Independent Access to Periodicals for Print-Disabled Arkansas Residents

PRNewswire, LITTLE ROCK — The National Federation of the Blind announced today that NFB-NEWSLINE(R) is now available to all print-disabled Arkansas residents. NFB-NEWSLINE(R) is a free service that allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint due to a physical disability to listen to the newspaper over the telephone, on the web, or by download to a digital talking-book player. Through the service, blind Arkansans can now independently access over three hundred newspapers and magazines and decide how, when, and where they wish to read their favorite publications…. READ PRESS RELEASE

Champion Newspaper now available electronically to the blind

© The Champion Newspaper, Decatur, Georgia — The Champion Newspaper and the National Federation for the Blind of Georgia have teamed up to provide blind and visually impaired persons with a way to stay up to date on DeKalb County news. The Champion is now part of the National Federation of the Blind’s NFB-NEWSLINE service. Through the service, blind and visually impaired or print disabled persons can access the Champion using a touch-tone telephone. Technology allows for the newspaper’s Web pages to be converted and read by a digital text reader that can be heard over the phone…. READ ARTICLE

News service is a lifeline to the blind

By Merlene Davis © Lexington Herald-Leader, Kentucky — A friend and former neighbor of mine, Marjory Woolery, 88, always says she must have her cup of coffee and her newspaper to get her day started right. Because I earn a living in the newspaper business, I love hearing that. But what about those people who, like Woolery, love in-depth looks into the news, but who, unlike Woolery, aren’t able to read them? How do they fill that void? In Kentucky, anyone who is visually impaired or has other disabilities that block access to newspapers and magazines, can call Newsline, a service of the National Federation of the Blind that offers free access to newspapers and periodicals 24 hours a day…. READ ARTICLE