Wolfner :: Reader Services :: NFB-NEWSLINE


The National Federation of the Blind developed NFB-NEWSLINE® to be used by anyone who cannot read a printed newspaper because of a visual or physical disability. NFB-NEWSLINE® uses the latest digital technology to bring blind and visually impaired readers an easy-to-use telephone service that “reads” all the text from various newspapers across the country. Users need only a touch-tone phone and their personal identification numbers to access the nationwide, toll-free number. By following a touch-tone menu, you will be able to access different sections of the newspaper—the front page, the sports page, the business page, etc. You choose the newspaper and voice you prefer.

The newspapers from Missouri currently available through NFB-NEWSLINE® are:

  • Columbia Daily Tribune
  • Jefferson City News Tribune
  • Kansas City Star
  • Saint Joseph News Press
  • Saint Louis American
  • Saint Louis Post Dispatch
  • Southeast Missourian
  • Springfield News Leader

Applying for NFB-NEWSLINE® is as easy as a phone call, and there is no application or subscription fee. Call Wolfner Library at 800-392-2614 to request an application form or, if you are a registered patron of Wolfner, our staff can sign you up for the service over the telephone. All users are assigned a personal identification number (PIN) and a security code to gain access to NFB-NEWSLINE® .

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