NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free service offering access to newspapers available to anyone who is blind, visually impaired or print-disabled. It offers over 400 publications to choose from, including 12 national newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, 20 breaking news sources such as CNN, BBC and ESPN Online, 17 international newspapers including Financial Times and Vancouver Sun, and countless state newspapers, as well as over 50 magazines like Family Circle, Time, Smithsonian and more.

NFB-NEWSLINE® also has TV Listings so you can keep track of your favorite shows.

Job listings with NFB-NEWSLINE® are another important resource for subscribers. Job listings for NFB-NEWSLINE® are provided by a leading national search engine with over 100,000 jobs listed.

Another feature of NFB-NEWSLINE® is the localized weather alerts. Have you heard the emergency alert tone on the television but are unable to read the message scrolling on the screen? Now you can simply sign into NFB-NEWSLINE® and the weather report will be read to you on the spot. Any available weather alerts will be provided as soon as you sign into NFB-NEWSLINE®.

NFB-NEWSLINE’s wide array of publications and announcements can be accessed anytime you choose, on your schedule, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are a variety of ways to access. You can use your touch-tone telephone; you can access the service via the website, On Demand emails, using portable players, or even via your iPhone, iPad or iPod! And it’s always free.

Since 1996, the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NJCBVI) has sponsored and funded NFB-Newsline® in New Jersey. We thank the NJCBVI for continuing to raise expectations to live the life we want!

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone who cannot read conventional newsprint can qualify for this free service. Blind individuals can now gain access to the information in newspapers and TV at the same time as their sighted friends and family. Raise your expectations. Blind professionals can now converse on relevant topics critical to their work. Removing obstacles to your goals. Many seniors find that reading the daily newspapers is no longer possible. Now they can once again participate actively in community affairs. Blindness is not what holds you back. Blind children are now able to research their own school assignments and do homework independently. Blindness is not what defines your future. Anyone with a physical disability who is unable to turn a page can qualify for NFB-NEWSLINE®. Live the life you want.

Please visit the following links for additional information:

Methods to View Publications

NFB-NEWSLINE® over the Phone

Blind person using a telephone to access NFB-NEWSLINE

  • If you can dial the phone, you can use NFB-NEWSLINE®
  • Create your own Favorites list, skip or read articles or sections, read just one article or the entire publication.
  • Alter the reading voice: change the volume, speed, or pitch

Web News on Demand

  • A secure, text-only website that is screen-reader friendly
  • Email a full publication, a section, or single article to your inbox

NFB-NEWSLINE® onDemand Email

  • NFB-NEWSLINE® offers your news and information emailed to your inbox.
  • Set your emails to once daily, or updates throughout the day

NFB-NEWSLINE® for Portable Players

blind person listening to NFB-NEWSLINE with NLS player

  • Download desired publications directly to digital talking-book players
  • Works with many popular devices, including Victor Reader Stream 2nd Generation and National Library Service Talking Book Library Players

iOS Mobile App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod

Blind person using iPhone with bluetooth earpiece while using NFB-NEWSLINE app

  • Free NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App, right on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
  • Easy navigation, even for those new to technology
  • Emergency Weather Alerts linked to your GPS—stay safe and informed wherever you are
  • Global Search function allows you to find articles on specific topics


NFB-NEWSLINE® offers both seven-day weather forecasts as well as emergency weather alerts. These weather alerts are localized to your zip code, or using your GPS for the NFB-NEWSLINE® iOS Mobile App.


NFB-NEWSLINE® provides job listings from a national job source offering over 100,000 listings. Profiles are customizable.


NFB-NEWSLINE® offers TV listings customized to your home zip code and your television provider using the telephone access method.


NFB-NEWSLINE® provides retail ads for national retailers, customizable by zip code.

Participating NJ Publications

  • Asbury Park Press
  • Associated Press New Jersey
  • Bergen Record
  • New Jersey Blindness Advocacy Organization News
  • New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • New Jersey Grocery Ads
  • New York Times
  • Newark Star Ledger
  • Talking Book and Braille Center Channel

Additional Information

To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE®, please visit If you have any questions, please contact Jane Degenshein, New Jersey Coordinator for NFB-NEWSLINE® at 973-736-5785 or You can also call NFB-NEWSLINE® at 1-866-504-7300 (toll free).

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 41st State Convention

November 9-12, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Access Link accessible

2018 NFB Washington Seminar

January 29 to February 1, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

PayPal Donations

Please make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind general account, our general scholarship account, the Joe/Rose Ruffalo Memorial Scholarship account, or the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. Please indicate which account you wish the donation to go into when making your contribution. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply use the information from your debit/credit card if you don't have PayPal. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation to NFBNJ via PayPal, please visit our PayPal Donations page.

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