NFB-NEWSLINE is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, or otherwise print-disabled that offers access to more than 500 publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and more.

Anyone who cannot read printed publications due to vision loss, dyslexia, or a physical disability is eligible to receive NFB-NEWSLINE.  Please register by calling the library at 515-281-1323 or the National Federation of the Blind at 866-504-7300 to request an application. You may download and mail an application or complete an online application. After your registration is processed, you will receive a message containing your activation codes and instructions.

Information about NFB-Newsline

Online Registration Form for NFB-Newsline


From NFB-NEWSLINE: Talking Book Topics

Both the Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review have been available on NFB-NEWSLINE. This allows patrons with different degrees of vision loss to  read these publications with their technology.

  • Individuals who wish to have the publications read to them can call into NFB-NEWSLINE or just ask Alexa, those that prefer using an iPad or iPhone can use our NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile app, and for those who enjoy using their computer can use our secure website,    
  • Patrons with low vision will be able to use their screen enlargement software on  the NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile app or computer.
  • Patrons who read Braille can also use the IOS app and website with a connected Braille display. Having  these Braille options available also makes them accessible to the deafblind community.  
  • When a patron wishes to order one of the books that appears in Talking Book Topics, they can get the book annotation sent to them via email and then forward that to their reader adviser for processing. For patrons that do not use email, the system is designed to read the book order number slowly so they can better understand the number to provide it to their Talking Book library.    
  • Patrons participating in the E-Reader pilot project can download any of the publications available on NFB-NEWSLINE to their device including Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review.

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