NFB logo "Live the life you want."NFB-NEWSLINE is a free service available to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or print-disabled. Funded by state sponsors, NFB-NEWSLINE offers access to more than 500 publications, including:

  • Thirteen national newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and USA Today
  • Thirty-two breaking news sources, including CNN, BBC, and ESPN Online
  • Seventeen international newspapers, including Financial Times and Vancouver Sun
  • Many state newspapers
  • More than sixty magazines, including Family Circle, Time, Consumer Reports, Guideposts, Smithsonian, and more

For a full list of participating publications, visit this link: Participating Newspapers and Magazines.

NFB-NEWSLINE also offers emergency weather alerts and seven day forecasts, job listings, TV listings, retail ads, and more.

There are a number of access methods, including Amazon Alexatouch-tone telephone, a free mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod, on Demand emails, a secure website, and a variety of portable players including the NLS Talking Book player and Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation.  

To subscribe call (866) 504-7300 or visit:

NFB-NEWSLINE: Access the World with Ease and Options

NFB-NEWSLINE through Amazon Alexa 

  • Access NFB-NEWSLINE hands-free on any Amazon Alexa product, including Echo and Echo Dot
  • Enable the skill and log in to NFB-NEWSLINE with your voice
  • Alter the reading voice by changing the volume, speed, and the voice itself 
  • Use dozens of command options to navigate to sections and articles that interest you

Learn more about the Amazon Alexa family of devices and enable the NFB-NEWSLINE Alexa skill today. Please note that you must be an NFB-NEWSLINE subscriber with a valid identification and security code in order to use the skill. For access tips and sample commands, please visit our accessing NFB-NEWSLINE through Amazon Alexa page.

NFB-NEWSLINE over the PhoneMan on telephone using NFB-NEWSLINE

  • If you can dial the phone, you can use NFB-NEWSLINE
  • Easily find the information you need at the touch of a few buttons
  • Unparalleled access: create your own Favorites list, skip articles or sections, repeat items you wish to re-read. Continuous reading mode that allows you to start, stop and skip articles: read the newspaper all the way through or just the items you choose.
  • Alter the reading voice: change the volume, speed or pitch

iOS Mobile App for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

  • Download the free NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile App, log in and read all the news and information right on your iPhone, iPod or iPad
  • Easy navigation, even for those new to technology
  • Emergency Weather Alerts linked to your GPS – stay safe and informed wherever you are
  • Global Search function allows you to find articles on specific topics
  • Unrivaled and immediate access to a breaking news stories
  • Visit your App Store to download the free iOS Mobile App today!

Web News on Demand Offers

  • A secure, text-only website that is screen-reader friendly
  • The ability to search every available publication
  • Easy navigation, even for those with limited knowledge of accessible technology software
  • The ability to email a full publication, a section, or single article to your inbox
  • Unrivaled and immediate access to a breaking news stories
  • Visit to get started!

NFB-NEWSLINE onDemand Email

  • Man accessing NFB-NEWSLINE Using a computer and a connected Braille displayNFB-NEWSLINE offers your news and information emailed to your inbox
  • Provide us with an email address
  • Choose your favorites
  • Set your emails to come once daily, or with regular updates throughout the day
  • Visit to get started!

NFB-NEWSLINE for Portable Players

  • Woman with NLS playerUses dynamic software to download desired publications directly to digital talking-book players
  • Works with many popular devices
  • Portable, plug and play, wireless download for Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation
  • Is easy to use, even for those who are new to technology
  • Allows for easy navigation of sections and articles with the use of DAISY-standard formatting
  • Visit to get started!

If you are a current subscriber you do not need to create a new account or obtain new codes; your current codes will allow you to access NFB-NEWSLINE using any method you choose, or multiple methods. If you’ve forgotten your codes, please call us for assistance. If you are not a current subscriber, please contact us so that we may set up an account for you. Call 866-504-7300 or visit

More Than News

Emergency weather alerts and 7-day forecasts

NFB-NEWSLINE offers both seven-day weather forecasts as well as emergency weather alerts. These weather alerts are localized to your zip code, or using your GPS for the NFB-NEWSLINE iOS Mobile App. Now if you hear the emergency tones on your television and are unable to read the message scrolling on the screen, you can log into NFB-NEWSLINE and the weather emergency will be provided to you immediately. You can then obtain further details if necessary, or proceed to your news and information.

Job Listings

NFB-NEWSLINE provides job listings from two national job sources each offering over 100,000 listings. Job listings are customizable and can be shared with your rehabilitation professional or other party at your request by providing a second email address. Customize your listing(s) by:

  • Zip code
  • Distance from your home
  • Category (such as “marketing”, “healthcare,” or “information technology”)
  • Education level
  • Full time, part time or contract
  • Minimum salary
  • Maximum salary
  • Search phrase (such as “entry-level” or “experienced”)
  • You can even save more than one job profile

TV Listings

NFB-NEWSLINE offers TV listings customized to your home zip code and your television provider using the telephone access method. Hear only television listings for your provider. When available, the listings include which shows provide audio description.

Retail Ads

NFB-NEWSLINE provides retail ads for national retailers. These ads, when possible, are customized to your zip code so you read only local ads.

NFB-NEWSLINE NFB National Channel

Our National Channel provides information specific to your interests.

On this channel (Option 1 on the Telephone Access Method) you will find:

  • The ebook, Building the Lives We Want: The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary History of the National Federation of the Blind
  • The Braille Monitor
  • Future Reflections
  • NFB Presidential Releases: a monthly report on current NFB activities, delivered personally by the President of the NFB
  • National Federation of the Blind Kernel Books

Who can benefit?

  • Anyone who cannot read conventional newsprint can qualify for this free service.
  • Blind individuals can now gain access to the information in newspapers and on television at the same time as their sighted colleagues, friends, and family members. Raise your expectations.
  • Blind professionals can now converse on relevant topics critical to their professions and social functions. Removing obstacles to your goals.
  • Many seniors have lost enough vision that reading the daily newspapers is no longer possible. They will enjoy being able once again to participate actively in community affairs.  Blindness is not what holds you back.
  • Blind children are now able to research their own school assignments and do homework independently. Blindness is not what defines your future.
  • Anyone with a physical disability who is unable to turn a page can qualify for NFB-NEWSLINE. Live the life you want.

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 Newspapers and Magazines

Download Documents and Audio Files

NFB-NEWSLINE is a service of the National Federation of the Blind.

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.