[Nfbc-info] NFB-NEWSLINER In Your Pocket Now Compatible

West, Renee RWest at nfb.org
Wed Mar 10 10:43:16 UTC 2010


Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org

Scott White
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2231
<mailto:swhite at nfb.org>swhite at nfb.org

National Federation of the Blind’s Newspaper Service Now Offers More

Digital Talking Book Player Compatibility


 In Your Pocket Now Compatible
with BookSense and Book Port Plus

Baltimore, Maryland (March 9 , 2010): 
NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service that provides 
independent access by print-disabled people to 
hundreds of local and national publications and 
TV listings, is pleased to announce that 
NFB-NEWSLINE® In Your Pocket is now compatible 
with two more digital talking book players, the 
BookSense and Book Port Plus.  Digital 
talking-book players such as BookSense and Book 
Port Plus allow print-disabled individuals to 
download and store books and music on a small 
handheld device, affording easy and portable access to a wide array of media.

NFB-NEWSLINE® In Your Pocket is a dynamic 
software application for personal computers 
which, through an Internet connection, 
automatically downloads the publications of a 
subscriber’s choice to his or her digital 
talking-book player.  Through this revolutionary 
access method, subscribers can now use their Book 
Port Plus or BookSense players to gain easy and 
immediate access to their favorite publications 
and enjoy the reading experience that is offered with a DAISY-reading device.

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National 
Federation of the Blind, said: “With 
NFB-NEWSLINE®, the print-disabled can benefit 
from the vital news contained in newspapers and 
magazines.  With the new device compatibility 
created for NFB-NEWSLINE® In Your Pocket, blind 
people have even more flexibility in where and 
how they access the news they need to succeed in all aspects of their lives.”

NFB-NEWSLINE® allows those who cannot read 
conventional newsprint due to a visual or 
physical disability to access newspapers and 
magazines by download to a digital talking book 
player, over the telephone, or on the Web.

To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE®, please visit 
those interested in subscribing to the service 
may fill out the online application form, write 
<mailto:nfbnewsline at nfb.org>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 that prevents the independent reading of newspapers.

For further information about NFB-NEWSLINE® In 
Your Pocket, visit 
and select “NFB-NEWSLINE® In Your Pocket” from 
the NFB-NEWSLINE® Online Main Menu.


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.

Renee West
Manager, Marketing and Outreach
Sponsored Technology Programs
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore MD 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2411
Fax: (410) 659-5129
Websites: <http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.org; 
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