NFB members in front of our nation's capitol building


Now, using NFB-NEWSLINE®, blind and physically impaired people have unprecedented access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines for FREE, just by picking up a phone or by visiting a secure Web site. Using this innovative service people who would otherwise not be able to read a newspaper can access, at any time and at any place, the same essential and entertaining news that their neighbors, classmates, and colleagues enjoy. Subscribers to NFB-NEWSLINE® have unlimited access to over 300 newspapers and magazines (some of which are Spanish-language). Subscribers have many choices of how to access the news. They can have their favorite publications downloaded onto a digital talking-book player or other MP3-playing device. Or they may choose to visit and read text-only versions of the publication on a secure Web site, or to listen to streamed content on their computer. Additionally, NFB-NEWSLINE® subscribers have access to their local TV listings, and can listen to information about statewide agencies and organizations. To be eligible, you must be legally blind or have a physical or a learning disability that prevents you from reading the paper independently. Your eligibility is not dependent on, or restricted to, affiliation with any particular consumer or support organization; the only thing that matters is that you cannot read the newspaper. If you are signed up for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, you already qualify for NFB-NEWSLINE®! To learn more about, or sign up for NFB-NEWSLINE®, please contact Stephen Tompkins by phone at 512.323.5444 or by e-mail at Learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE® by visiting