[Nfbc-info] HumanWare Congratulates NFB for their Latest Innovation to

HumanWare nicolas.lagace at humanware.com
Thu May 7 02:14:03 UTC 2009

Attention all Victor Reader Stream Users! (From the NFB-NEWSLINE Team)


[a web version is available at: 

Longueuil, QC, May 6, 2009 -- NFB-NEWSLINE, the largest electronic 
newspaper service in the world for the blind and print-disabled, 
providing free access to over 280 newspapers and magazines, is 
pleased to announce the launch of NFB-NEWSLINE Online (Web site: 
www.nfbnewslineonline.org).  Through NFB-NEWSLINE Online's 
breakthrough and innovative features, subscribers can enjoy both an 
enhanced experience in reading the news as well as dramatically 
increased flexibility in how they choose to access their favorite 
publication content.  We are now able to provide Victor Reader Stream 
users (Web site: www.humanware.com/stream) with full and innovative 
access to all of our publications through one new initiative, 
NFB-NEWSLINE In Your Pocket.

With NFB-NEWSLINE In Your Pocket, users of the Victor Reader Stream 
can experience an increased flexibility and functionality with 
NFB-NEWSLINE and can more easily and quickly get their news through 
their digital talking book player.  NFB-NEWSLINE In Your Pocket is a 
dynamic software application that a subscriber installs on his or her 
computer that, through an Internet connection, automatically 
downloads the publications of the subscriber's choice to his or her 
Stream (the publications will be available in your Talking Books 
Library).  Through this revolutionary initiative, subscribers can use 
their Victor Reader Stream to gain easy and immediate access to their 
favorite publications and enjoy the reading experience that is 
offered with a DAISY-reading device.  NFB-NEWSLINE In Your Pocket 
dramatically increases both the content and value of your Victor 
Reader Stream; why not subscribe today?

For further information about NFB-NEWSLINE In Your Pocket, visit 
www.nfbnewslineonline.org and select "NFB-NEWSLINE In Your Pocket."

"HumanWare congratulates NFB for this initiative", says Gerry 
Chevalier, Victor Reader Product Manager. "Reading the publications 
offered by NFB-NEWSLINE is highly valued by the subscribers of the 
service, and through this initiative access to those newspapers is 
now better than ever for Stream users. We value HumanWare's 
partnership with the NFB, who has assisted us through the design 
process of the Stream, and we also appreciate the tremendous support 
of the many NFB members who have purchased Streams and provided 
valuable feedback."

As well as trying the new NFB-NEWSLINE Online, Stream users will want 
to be sure to upgrade their Streams to version 3.0 software. The new 
software release provides navigation of multi-level bookshelf 
folders, the ability to search in text files including publications 
offered through NFB-NEWSLINE, a new bookmark alert feature, and more. 
To read the 3.0 Release Notes and download the new software visit: 
Another new NFB initiative, Web News on Demand, is also now 
available.  Web News on Demand provides all of NFB-NEWSLINEs 
traditional features over a secure, text-only Web site; this 
initiative affords an enhanced search capability as well as the 
ability to e-mail a full newspaper, a section of a newspaper, or a 
single article to the subscriber.

For further information about Web News on Demand, visit 
www.nfbnewslineonline.org and select "Web News on Demand."

To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE, please visit www.nfbnewsline.org; 
if you'd like to subscribe to the service, you can fill out the 
online application form, write to nfbnewsline at nfb.org, 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 of such a nature to prohibit the independent 
reading of newspapers.  Eligibility is not dependent on, or 
restricted to, affiliation with any particular consumer or support 
organization; the only thing that matters is the inability to read 
the newspaper.

If you are already an NFB-NEWSLINE subscriber, you can access these 
new features today by visiting www.nfbnewslineonline.org and 
selecting the "Log On" link; once you've entered your codes, you'll 
need to consent to our Terms of Use agreement.  You will then be able 
to access all of your favorite publications by reading them online or 
by downloading them to your digital talking book player.

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.

About HumanWare

HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technologies for vision, 
including products for the blind and visually impaired. HumanWare's 
products include BrailleNote, the leading productivity device for 
blind people in education, in business and in their personal lives; 
the Victor Reader product line, the world's leading digital talking 
book players; and myReader2, the new version of HumanWare's unique 
"auto-reader" for people with low vision. For more information visit 

This email was sent to david.andrews at nfbnet.org.
You can instantly unsubscribe from these emails by clicking the link below:

More information about the NFBC-Info mailing list