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Telephone access to Newsline® is available throughout Arizona. The Arizona State Library provides telephone access to newspapers for individuals who are unable to read the print version. For anyone who is visually impaired or physically disabled access is available through any touch-tone telephone.
- Users may access local and national news, local services and other valuable resources.
- It’s available by touch-tone telephone, email and website twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Users control the time of day and date when they listen to Newsline®.
- Newsline® delivers today’s, yesterday’s, and the previous Sunday’s issue of selected newspapers.
- Access is free through toll-free numbers.
For more information select one of the following options:
Arizona Newspapers available and over 300 nationwide
How to subscribe
Newsline® Users Guide
Arizona Newspapers Available Back
Arizona newspapers available are the Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune and Arizona Daily Star. The Associated Press Arizona is also available. In addition over 300 newspapers from across the nation are provided. Users can choose to hear today’s paper, yesterday’s paper or last Sunday’s paper.
Magazines Available Back
Magazines available for listening are AARP SEGUNDA JUVENTUD, AARP BULLETIN, DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT, THE NEW YORKER, THE ECONOMIST, AARP the MAGAZINE, NARFE MAGAZINE, PARADE, POETS AND WRITERS, POPULAR SCIENCE, SCIENCE NEWS, SMITHSONIAN, TIME, USA WEEKEND, THE NEW REPUBLIC, and MATILDA ZIEGLER MAGAZINE FOR THE BLIND.
Who is eligible? Back
Anyone who cannot read printed newspapers due to blindness, visual impairment or a physical disability is eligible to receive NFB-NEWSLINE®. You are already eligible for Newsline® if you are:
- Registered with a state or private vocational rehabilitation agency for the blind.
- Enrolled in a public school special education program for the blind, or you reside at a state school for the blind.
- Registered with the Arizona Braille & Talking Book Library or any regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
If none of the above apply, complete an application, include the required certifying documentation and mail it with the application to the Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library.
How To Subscribe Back
Register by completing the application or by calling the Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library at 602-255-5578 or outside the Phoenix metro area 1-800-255-5578. After your registration is processed, you will receive a letter containing your activation codes and instructions for how to begin reading the newspaper over the phone with NFB-NEWSLINE®.
About Newsline® Back
The National Federation of the Blind has designed this revolutionary, totally electronic system to receive digital transmissions from publishers on the morning of publication, reformat the data for conversion to synthetic speech, and upload to the NFB-NEWSLINE® servers. By just dialing a toll-free number, dozens of newspapers, magazines and more are now available over any touch-tone telephone twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Users can easily choose which newspaper, section, and article to “read” by keying in their selection on their touch-tone telephone. The voice menu allows the user to change the speed and voice quality, and even spell out selected words. Go to the Users Guide for detailed instructions.
Newsline® User’s Guide Back
- Dial the telephone number for Newsline® 602-357-4408 or outside Phoenix metro area 1-888-882-1629
- Enter your 6 digit Identification Number.
- Enter your 4 digit Security Code.
- From the main menu press 1 on your phone to listen to NFB News; 3 for Arizona Newspapers; 5 for a list of all NFB Newspapers; 7 for a list of magazines; 8 for TV listings; 9 for instructions to use Newsline®.
- Enter the corresponding number for the paper you’d like to read.
- Choose the day of publication you’d like to read—today’s, yesterday’s or the previous Sunday’s.
- Choose the section of the paper you’d like to read. Press the number for the section you want to hear.
- You will hear how many articles are in the section and Newsline® will begin reading. You may skip to the next article by pressing the 3 on your phone until you hear an article you’d like to listen to.
- Press 7 to slow down the speed or 9 to speed it up.
- Press * (star) to go back one menu.
- To end the session press # 3 (pound sign 3) and hang up.
Newsline® has a help button available throughout your time logged in – Press #.
A complete User’s Guide is available in large print or on cassette and may be requested from the library. It’s also online at: https://nfb.org/nfb-newsline-instructions
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