NFB (National Federation for the Blind) Newsline

  • Tired of not being able to read your favorite publications such as the New York Times or the Washington Post whenever and wherever you want?
  • Did you lose your ability to read newspapers, magazines, TV Listings, Job Listings and Emergency Weather Alerts, after you lost your vision?
  • Do you like reading meaningful and extensive news reports rather than the 2 minute sound bites that you receive from television and radio?

“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.”

Take control of how you receive news and information everyday by subscribing to NFB-Newsline free service and have instantaneous access to over 360 newspapers and magazines as they are published hot off the press. Get instantaneous access to your local newspaper such as the Portland Press Herald right from your iPhone, iPad and iPod-Touch.

Thanks to a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) in Maine, NFB Newsline service is now available in Maine. This service enables those who cannot read regular newsprint to have access to over 300 publications twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Available newspapers include the Portland Press Herald, with more Maine newspapers on the way.

This service is free to Talking Books patrons. Contact the Maine State Library Outreach Services for more information at 1-800-762-7106, or call NFB Newsline at 1-866-504-7300.

You may also visit to sign up or learn more about NFB Newsline.

Talking Books is a Federally-funded program which provides recorded books and special players free to persons who are blind, visually impaired, print disabled (cannot hold a book) or who have a doctor-certified reading disability. This program is administered by the Maine State Library and funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).