Over 500 PUBLICATIONS Are Now Available to You

Would you like a newspaper with your morning cup of coffee? NFB-NEWSLINE® has well over 500 publications AND it's still growing. Spanish-language newspapers are also available to NEWSLINE subscribers. The service handles thousands of phone calls each day for individuals using touch-tone-telephone across the country who access daily newspapers and magazines as never before. There are several ways to access NFB-NEWSLINE. Please see the ways that you can access NFB-NEWSLINE® directly below.

The NFB-NEWSLINE audio reading service also enables those who cannot read conventional print to have access to all content offered on NFB-NEWSLINE® when traveling throughout the United States twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Every day, a subscriber can choose that day's, the previous day's, or the previous Sunday's issue of any newspaper in the service. On NFB-NEWSLINE®, the user can easily choose which newspaper, section, and article to read using a standard touch-tone telephone. The menu provided allows the user to change the speed and voice settings, spell out words, or search for a particular word or subject.

NFB-NEWSLINE® now offers more choices than ever, including special local channels to distribute announcements of specific interest to the print impaired.

Over 80 magazines, ranging from the Arts, Science, Health and Fitness, and Pop Culture. There are also National and International news available on NFB-NEWSLINE®. Just press Option 7 on your touch tone telephone.

Please select one of the links below to learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE®.

How To Sign Up


Find an NFB-NEWSLINE local access phone number in your area

Participating ppublications on NFB-NEWSLINE are:

Receive Newspapers in your email inbox

Get your local TV Listings on the phone or web

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone who cannot read conventional newsprint could qualify for this free service. Many seniors with vision loss or other print impairment find that reading the daily newspaper is no longer possible. They will enjoy being able once again to participate actively in community affairs. Blind children and those unable to use regular print are now able to research their own civics assignments and do their homework independently. NFB-NEWSLINE® is the only service that makes so much information available to these eligible people twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


Partners Needed

To be included in the service, each state must be funded. Members of the National Federation of the Blind across the country are working to find NFB-NEWSLINE®sponsors as quickly as possible from interested organizations, agencies, and individuals. We are also seeking new newspapers and magazines to add to the service. Would you like to help? Please contact us to find out how to help.


Now the blind, people with learning disabilities, those unable to use their hands and arms effectively and others who cannot use conventional print materials have access to Newspaper Information

Lifetime learning, including detailed awareness of current events, is part of what makes a good citizen, a successful employee or employer, and a valuable participant in community life. Without ready access to information, none of us can reach his or her full potential. Until 1995, Americans who cannot use conventional print had no ready access to a fundamental source of such information— the daily newspaper. But now the National Federation of the Blind has created NFB-NEWSLINE®.


NFB-NEWSLINE®, along with state sponsors such as NFB-NEWSLINE KENTUCKY, is at last making it possible for people who are unable to read conventional print, including the blind, to gain access to the information in newspapers at the same time as their sighted colleagues, friends, and family members. Blind professionals, for example, can now converse on relevant topics, no longer being under informed about information critical to their professions or left out at social functions when the latest editorial is discussed. Beyond this, a wealth of information primarily found in newspapers is now available on an equal footing, making participation possible in the life of the community on the basis of equality.


The Internet provides readers access to thousands of newspapers and magazines with just a quick search. NFB-NEWSLINE® is the only system that will bring the print impaired so much to choose from at the time when the subscriber wishes to read. More and more papers are beginning to understand that people who cannot use conventional print, including blind and visually impaired individuals, just as the sighted reader, need to have access to their local papers. The numbers of participating papers are steadily growing. If you wish to have your local paper on NFB-NEWSLINE®, or are connected with a newspaper which would like to provide the text of its paper to those who cannot read print, contact NFB-NEWSLINE KENTUCKY or call toll free (877) 410-4008.