Print Media Access System Program
NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free electronic service that gives any individual who is blind, visually impaired or print disabled access to newspapers, magazines and TV listings 24 hours a day, seven days a week using a touch-tone telephone. It allows any user to listen to today's newspaper today, over the telephone for free, and access up to two weeks of TV listings in advance. Users can choose to have selections sent directly to their email address or to their iOS devices. NFB-NEWSLINE ® also includes a channel containing job listings in which users can search using their own personal criteria. Currently, users have access to 347 newspapers and 43 magazines, 4 of which are Spanish. In addition, NFB-NEWSLINE® provides access to interactive TV listings and weekly Target advertisements from Target Corporation. Philadelphia users also enjoy the ability to review advertisements for local grocery chains.
Currently, there are 23 newspapers from Pennsylvania on the NFB-NEWSLINE® system including the Allentown Morning Call, Altoona Mirror, Associated Press Pennsylvania, Bucks County Courier Times, The Butler Eagle, Centre Daily Times, Citizens Voice, Erie Times News, Hanover Evening Sun, Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era, Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era Online, Lebanon Daily News, Patriots-News, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Pocono Record, Reading Eagle, Times Tribune, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Williamsport Sun Gazette and the York Dispatch.
In addition to the 23 state newspapers, NFB-NEWSLINE® Pennsylvania subscribers can also read Associated Press articles pertaining to their state, which are updated every hour. The Associated Press content is the same information that is sent to television and radio stations throughout the state.
Pennsylvania subscribers to NFB-NEWSLINE® also have access to 43 magazines including some of the most popular titles such as The Economist, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, The Rolling Stone and AARP Magazine.
It is important to note that not only do Pennsylvania subscribers have access to the newspapers previously mentioned, but they also have access to national publications such as The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. For a complete list of publications available on NFB-NEWSLINE®, please visit www.nfbnewsline.org. Also, for those on the go, the NFB-NEWSLINE® system can send a subscriber their newspapers via e-mail. These e-mailed newspapers can then be read on the computer or transferred to portable devices such as the Book Port, Braille Note, Victor Stream and all iOS devices including the iPod, iPad and iPhone, for on-the-go listening.
NFB-NEWSLINE ® subscribers also have access to up-to-date weather broadcasts right from NFB-NEWSLINE ®, both on the phone and through the NFB-NEWSLINE ® Mobile App. Now, NFB-NEWSLINE ® subscribers can access their daily and full weekly weather forecasts from NFB-NEWSLINE ®. Just like the emergency weather alerts, the weather forecasts are provided to each subscriber based on his or her zip code. Subscribers can access the service in a variety of ways, including the internet, over the telephone and on their iOS devices via NFB-NEWSLINE ® Mobile app.
For More Information
The web address to the National Federation of the Blind is: https://nfb.org//
The web site to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services is: https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/bbvs/Pages/default.aspx