The National Federation of the Blind developed NFB-NEWSLINE® to be used by anyone who cannot read a printed newspaper because of a print-disability.  NFB-NEWSLINE® uses the latest digital technology to bring users an easy-to-use accessible newspaper service that "reads" all the text from various newspapers from across the country.


Users need only a touch-tone phone and their personal identification numbers to access NFB-NEWSLINE® via a toll-free phone number.  By following a touch-tone menu, you can access different sections of a newspaper (front page, sports page, business page, etc.).  You choose the newspaper and voice you prefer.


NFB-NEWSLINE® is also available via email and on iOS devices like an iPhone or iPad using the NFB-NEWSLINE® mobile app. 
The newspapers from Oregon currently available through NFB-NEWSLINE® include:

  • The Portland Oregonian
  • The Salem Statesman Journal
  • The Eugene Register-Guard
  • Oregon AP Newswire

If you are a registered user of Talking Books, contact us at 800-452-0292 or, and our staff can create an account for you.  All NFB-NEWSLINE® users are assigned a personal identification number (PIN) and a security code.
Funding for NFB-NEWSLINE® is provided by the Oregon Commission for the Blind, National Federation of the Blind of Oregon, and the State Library, Talking Book and Braille Library.
For more information about NFB-NEWSLINE®, visit their website.