[NFBC-Info] Newsline Resource

president at nfbcal.org president at nfbcal.org
Wed Apr 1 18:46:14 UTC 2020




Connect to NFB-NEWSLINER to be informed on COVID-19:

In an effort to bring the latest news on the coronavirus (COVID-19) to our
subscribers, we are pleased to offer a new information source in our
Breaking News Online category. This source of information is being provided
by Johns Hopkins University and is titled COVID-19 Pandemic Data. Johns
Hopkins University is considered one of the leading worldwide resources
concerning statistics on this pandemic and we are pleased that we can offer
it in an accessible audio and Braille format to our subscribers.


There are various sections in the COVID-19 data that you may access and they
are broken down by total state cases, as well as world/country data cases.
To further provide specific state or international detail, you can select
states or world regions in an alphabetical range. This data is continuously
updated throughout the day with the most recent statistics.

Just like with the breaking news search results, which we added to
everyone's Alexa's favorite number 1, we have added this to everyone's
favorite number 2 for ease of access. You can access this new information
source by issuing the command: "Alexa, ask National Federation to read
favorite 2." Recall that we do have an electronic file containing other
commands that you can use with the NFB-NEWSLINE skill for Alexa. If you
would like a copy, please contact us. 


Access the COVID-19 information using the telephone by pressing 5 from the
main menu, then press 1 for the Breaking News Online category, then press 1
for the virus search results or press 2 for the Johns Hopkins data. If you
are using the NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile iOS app, look for the virus information
under the All Publications section. Web-News-On-Demand users can find the
COVID-19 information by selecting "Publications Organized by State," and
then "Breaking News Online."


We hope that you find the COVID-19 information on NFB-NEWSLINE to be
beneficial to keeping you and your family safe during this health crisis. If
you have ideas on other coronavirus-related material that you would like to
see on NFB-NEWSLINE, please write Scott White at swhite at nfb.org
<mailto:swhite at nfb.org>  or call 866-504-7300.




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