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Kathy Gosselin with the DC Public Library Center for Accessibility will talk about services that the library offers for those who are blind, low vision, DeafBlind, or print disabled. She will review programs that people can use to read using a phone, computer, Mobile App, or Amazon Echo device.  This program will be available on Zoom and will be a conversation.

She will also discuss the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Newsline, a free service that people who are blind, low vision, DeafBlind, or print disabled can use to read news using a phone, computer, Mobile App, or Amazon Echo device. It includes over 500 newspapers, from all across the country, along with some international ones. It has 50 magazines, with a variety of topics. It also contains job listings, Target store circulars and weather reports.

The system is easy to navigate, so the individual can find the publication he, she, or they want to read from, and the section of that publication.

NFB-Newsline is free to all its subscribers.  All National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) patrons, all clients of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and all that have attended a school for the blind, automatically qualify for the service (No certification of visual impairment is needed). 

If anyone would like to apply for NFB-Newsline, or has any questions about it, please feel free to contact the District’s NFB-Newsline Administrator, Kathy Gosselin. She will work with interested patrons on signing up for the service, explain how to use it and answer any questions about NFB-Newsline.  

Kathy Gosselin, NFB-Newsline Administrator for the District of Columbia
Phone: 202-403-9279
E-mail: Nfb.newsline@dc.gov

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