[lcfbtech] FW: [Nfbnet-master-list] NFB-NEWSLINE(r) Announces Availability of iPhone Application

  • From: Scott Blanks <scott_blanks@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lcfbtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lcfbtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 08:12:06 -0500

Another very handy application for iOS devices.

Scott Blanks
Director of Rehabilitation Services
Lions Center for the Blind
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Chris Danielsen

Director of Public Relations

National Federation of the Blind

(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)


NFB-NEWSLINE® Announces Availability of iPhone Application

New iOS App Offers More Choice and Access
to Print-Disabled Americans

Baltimore, Maryland (June 4, 2012): NFB-NEWSLINE<http://www.nfbnewsline.org/> 
®<http://www.nfbnewsline.org/>, a free audible newspaper service for blind and 
print-disabled people, today announced the launch of an exciting new access 
 Mobile<http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nfb-newsline-mobile/id530470425?mt=8>, a 
free iOS application now available in the Apple App Store, features the text of 
over three hundred newspapers, forty magazines, and wire feeds, plus 
personalized television listings.  This breakthrough access method will allow 
NFB-NEWSLINE® subscribers to easily view online and download their favorite 
publications with their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Dr. Marc Maurer<http://www.nfb.org/marc-maurer-bio>, President of the National 
Federation of the Blind<http://www.nfb.org/> (NFB), said: "NFB-NEWSLINE® has 
made another groundbreaking advance with NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile.  It is easy to 
learn, simple to use, powerful, and practical for today's mobile computing 
environment.  Now blind and print-disabled people have a wealth of information, 
available to them at their fingertips, which can be quickly and easily accessed 
throughout the day."

"We are proud to offer our subscribers this new exciting mobile iOS application 
that allows them access to their favorite publications at home, while traveling 
to work, in the classroom, or in the office.  If you're looking for news from 
around the corner or from around the globe, NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile can help you 
quickly find it," said Scott White, director of the NFB-NEWSLINE® program for 
the National Federation of the 

David DeNotaris, a blind professional, said: "Access equals success, and we 
have access to more newspapers, magazines and TV listings then ever before!  So 
far I've used NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile at the pool, on the treadmill, on the train, 
while waiting for breakfast at the diner, and I am sure lots of other places to 
come!  I really enjoy my iPhone, and now that NFB-NEWSLINE® is on it, I can't 
put it down!  Great job, NFB-NEWSLINE® team!"

NFB-NEWSLINE® allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint due to a 
visual or physical disability to access publications as well as television and 
job listings over the telephone, on the Web, or by download to digital talking 
book players or MP3-playing devices.

To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE®, please visit 
www.nfbnewsline.org<http://www.nfbnewsline.org. /> . 
<http://www.nfbnewsline.org. /> Those interested in subscribing to the service 
may fill out the online application form, write to nfbnewsline@xxxxxxx or call 
(866) 504-7300.  In order to be eligible for NFB-NEWSLINE®, an individual must 
be a US resident who is legally blind or has a physical or learning disability 
that prevents the independent reading of newspapers.


About the National Federation of the Blind

With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the 
largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the 
United States.  The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, 
education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and 
self-confidence.  It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the 
voice of the nation's blind.  In January 2004 the NFB opened the National 
Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training 
center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.

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