Get Current on the News with the NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In this podcast, Abby gives us a walk-through of the NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile iOS app from the National Federation of the Blind.

Are you unable to read a newspaper? Are you missing out on current events, news, and information? NFB-NEWSLINE® provides the text of over four hundred newspapers, fifty magazines, emergency weather alerts and seven day forecasts, personalized television listings, and now retail ads.

NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free service available to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or print-disabled. It offers over four hundred publications to choose from, including ten national newspapers like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today, sixteen breaking news sources such as CNN, BBC, and ESPN Online, fourteen international newspapers including Financial Times and Vancouver Sun, and countless state newspapers, as well as fifty magazines like Reader’s Digest, Time, Everyday With Rachel Ray, Guideposts, PC World, Mac World, and more. For a complete list of available publications, please visit

To use this app, you must be a NFB-NEWSLINE® subscriber with a valid identification and security code. Eligible NFB-NEWSLINE® subscribers may install and use this app on up to five devices. To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE® and how you can sign up, visit, or call (866) 504-7300.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile on the App Store

Podcast File: 



#1 searching for the nfb newsline app on ipad

From what I thought I understood was that the newsline app was for the ipad as well as the iphone, but when we go to each for it on the ipad we're not finding it. How can I search for it and find it if it is still on the ipad? thank you.

#2 Great Walkthrough

Hi Abby and thanks for a great walkthrough. I've been an NFB Newsline subscriber for several years and enjoy it very much. I think I actually got this app confused with the KNFB Reader, which costs money that I don't have right now. But I'll most certainly be downloading the Newsline app on my phone. I'll admit I've never been much of a news hound, but that's starting to change.