NFB-NEWSLINE Online Offers Blind Readers More Options for Accessing the NewsBy West, Renee; Braille Monitor, Vol. 52, No. 6
Publication Date: June 2009
Article describes two services available on the NFB-NEWSLINE Online Website (http://www.nfbnewslineonline.org), Web News on Demand and NFB-NEWSLINE in Your Pocket. NBF-NEWSLINE is an electronic newspaper service for blind and print-disabled Americans which provides free phone- and Internet-based access to over 280 newspapers and magazines. (1) Web News on Demand provides access on the secure, text-only website to the entire edition of any publication on the service. Subscribers to the service can send a full newspaper, a section, or a single article to their e-mail inboxes. (2) NFB-NEWSLINE in Your Pocket is a dynamic software application that subscribers install on their computer which, through an Internet connection, automatically downloads chosen publications to their portable digital talking book player. In order to be eligible for NFB-NEWSLINE, a person must be legally blind or have a physical or learning disability that prohibits reading newspapers independently. New subscribers are directed to the website where they can fill out an online application.
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
Link to text: http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm09/bm0906/bm090612.htm
Link to audio: https://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Audio/Braille_Monitor/2009/June/13_NFB_Newsline_Online.mp3