[nfbmi-talk] Fw: Partial Funding Secured to Restore NFB-NEWSLINE inMichigan

jeff crouch jeffanel at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 19:03:08 CST 2011


i am very excided that nfb news line is back up and running.

On 1/5/11, J.J. Meddaugh <jj at bestmidi.com> wrote:
> Awesome. But Michiganites?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Larry Posont" <president.nfb.mi at gmail.com>
> To: "nfbmi List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 3:59 PM
> Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Fw: Partial Funding Secured to Restore NFB-NEWSLINE
> inMichigan
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: White, Scott
> To: president.nfb.mi at gmail.com
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 2:21 PM
> Subject: Partial Funding Secured to Restore NFB-NEWSLINE in Michigan
>
>
> Hello Larry,
>
> Please find below and attached a copy of the press release that was sent out
> on the Michigan wire today.
>
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>
>
>
> CONTACT:
>
> Larry Posont, President
>
> National Federation of the Blind of Michigan
>
> (313) 271-3058 (Home)
>
> E-mail: president.nfb.mi at gmail.com
>
>
>
> Partial Funding Secured to Restore NFB-NEWSLINE® in Michigan
>
>
>
> NFB-NEWSLINE® to Resume Service Temporarily with Financial Support
>  from the Michigan Commission for the Blind
>
>
>
> Dearborn Heights, Michigan (January 5, 2011): The National Federation of the
> Blind of Michigan is pleased to announce that partial funding has been found
> for NFB-NEWSLINE®-the free service that provides independent access by blind
> and print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and
> job and TV listings-to temporarily restore service in Michigan as of today.
> The $20,000 in partial funding provided by the Michigan Commission for the
> Blind will continue the service, which helps enable print-disabled
> Michiganites to access the news they need to succeed in work, school, and
> community life, for several months.
>
>
>
> Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB),
> said: "We are pleased that we can restore NFB-NEWSLINE® to blind people in
> Michigan with this funding.  This vital service­­­­­, which offers the blind
> and other print-disabled people unprecedented, round-the-clock access to
> news and information, continues to grow, regularly adding new publications
> and new features.  We remain hopeful that the additional $60,000 of funding
> needed to support the service for the rest of the year can be found."
>
>
>
> Larry Posont, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan,
> said: "Due to budgetary issues discovered earlier this year, it was
> understood that we would be unable to continue offering NFB-NEWSLINE® to
> blind and print-disabled individuals in Michigan.  I am delighted to learn
> of the finding of funds that will support NFB-NEWSLINE® in our fair state,
> which will in turn support members of the blind community in all the roles
> they play.  The discovery of $20,000, allowing for several months of this
> important service, is certainly good news, and I am eager to do what I can
> to ensure continued service provision in the future once this funding runs
> out.  I wish to hear from anyone with ties to foundations offering grant
> opportunities or to other revenue sources."
>
>
>
> 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.
> NFB-NEWSLINE® offers over three hundred newspapers and magazines and is
> available 24 hours a day.  In addition to offering national newspapers such
> as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, NFB-NEWSLINE®
> offers over twenty-five prominent magazines, including the Smithsonian,
> Time, Rolling Stone, Popular Science, and Wired.  NFB-NEWSLINE® offers
> several Michigan-specific papers in addition to the Michigan Associated
> Press feed; these include the Detroit Free Press, the Flint Journal, and The
> Mining Journal.  Additionally, NFB-NEWSLINE® offers a new job-listings
> feature that allows subscribers to search through hundreds of thousands of
> job listings from all across the country by category and keyword, and will
> be of substantial help to reduce the estimated 70 percent unemployment rate
> among the blind.
>
>
>
> To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE®, please visit www.nfbnewsline.org.  Those
> interested in subscribing to the service may 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 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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