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Organization helps those who can not see read their newspaper

February 1, 2011 - Art Smith

The National Federation for the Blind offers a unique service for those that are unable to read the printed, or even the web versions, of newspapers due to vision problems. They read it for you, and it can be accessed by anyone with a touch-tone phone.

The News and Sentinel, as well as more than 300 other newspapers are available from NFB-NEWSLINE. The free service helps more than 50,000 people stay informed about their communities by using electronic readers to turn the printed word into a spoken one.

The service uses the RSS feed produced by the website to provide a verbal version of the newspaper. The person using the system dials in and enters a code, using the phone keypad, they pick what they want to read and the service plays back the stories.

The service is available to anyone that has lost their vision.

The following newspapers are available in West Virginia:
• Beckley Register-Herald
• Charleston Gazette
• Elkins Inter-Mountain
• Hampshire Review
• Huntington Herald Dispatch
• The Martinsburg Journal
• The Morgantown Dominion Post
• Parkersburg News Sentinel
• State Journal West Virginia
• Times West Virginia
• Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer

Click here
for a complete list.

To view information about the service, visit their website at www.nfb.org

 
 

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