Monday, June 24, 2013

2013 NFB National Convention Agenda & other materials now available on NFB NEWSLINE

Perk your ears convention-goers, as we’ve got some great news for you!  We are pleased to announce that once again the entire agenda of the National Federation of the Blind’s national convention will be available on NFB-NEWSLINE, helping you to make the most of this grand gathering. The National Federation of the Blind convention, will be held in Orlando Florida July 1-July 6, 2013.

This year, not only do we have the NFB convention available on NFB-NEWSLINE, you will find menus from the restaurants located in the hotel, a dining guide containing a list of restaurants located outside the hotel, and information on local shopping opportunities as well as some area transportation options.  

You can access the agenda and other convention materials in numerous ways­by reading it online with Web News on Demand, by using our NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile app for iPhone and other IOS devices, or by picking up any touch-tone telephone and calling into the service. 

To access the agenda on the phone, you’ll want to press option 5 for newspapers in another state, and then choose option 5, national meetings of interest for the print disabled. From there you can read the entire 2013 NFB agenda and other convention materials. With the availability of our on-demand article-request feature, you can also request that details of a certain meeting or event be sent to your e-mail account; you can in this way set up your own agenda tailored to your interests and obligations.  To use this feature, when listening to an article press #9 (pound nine) and the desired article will be sent to your e-mail inbox automatically, assuming your e-mail address is provided in your account.

If you’d like to experience the flexibility and ease of use that is offered by NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile, please visit the Apple App Store and search for NFB-NEWSLINE. If you’ve forgotten your codes, please call us toll free at (866) 504-7300.  If you aren’t signed up for NFB-NEWSLINE, visit to fill out the online application. 

Scott White
Now the blind and deaf blind have independent on demand access to weather alerts through NFB-NEWSLINE using a standard touch-tone telephone or IOS device such as an iPhone.

A NFB-NEWSLINE® subscriber commented: “For the first time I am able to easily gain access to emergency weather service alerts by making a phone call.  With the addition of the AccuWeather® alerts on NFB-NEWSLINE®, I can access the information that I need to keep my family safe.”

Scott A. White
Director of Sponsored Technology Programs
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Telephone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2231

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