NFB Newsline

NFB Newsline

NFB-Newsline is a free service that people who are blind or low vision can use to read news using a phone, computer, Mobile App, or Amazon Echo device. It includes over 400 newspapers, from all across the country, along with some international ones. It has 50 magazines, with a variety of topics. It also contains job listings, Target store circulars and weather reports.

The system is easy to navigate, so the individual can find the publication he, she, or they wants to read from, and the section of that publication.

NFB-Newsline is free to all its subscribers.  All National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) patrons, all clients of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and all that have attended a school for the blind, automatically qualify for the service (No certification of visual impairment is needed). 

If anyone would like to apply for NFB-Newsline, or has any questions about it, please feel free to contact the District's NFB-Newsline Administrator, Kathy Gosselin. She will work with interested patrons on signing up for the service, explain how to use it and answer any questions about NFB-Newsline.  

Kathy Gosselin, NFB-Newsline Administrator for the District of Columbia
Phone: 202-403-9279

2020 Election Materials via NFB Newsline
*NFB Newsline is pleased to offer 2020 Election materials, available to all subscribers. The section includes "Candidate 2020 Searches," and the "States Voting Guide 2020" which lists voting procedures and deadlines by state. To access this information on a telephone, select option 1 off the main menu, followed by option 2 for the election 2020 materials. If you are using the NFB-NEWSLINE mobile app, first select "All Publications" followed by either "Candidate 2020 Searches", "States Voting Guide 2020".

For each candidate, there is a bio section, as well as sections relating to their platforms and issues, coalitions, and recent news. Also available are the NFB's own Guide for Blind and Low Vision Voters and Voting Guide for Young People who are Blind or Visually Impaired. For subscribers using Web News on Demand, select "Publications Organized Alphabetically" and locate the one you are interested in.