National Federation of the Blind of Kentucky

Lexington Chapter

NFB NEWSLINE ® KENTUCKY Audio Reading Service

In collaboration with the KY Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network, KY Office for the Blind (OFB), and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), Independence Place, Inc. manages the NFB-NEWSLINE® KENTUCKY marketing and administration services for people who are eligible across the Commonwealth. The service is free to anyone who is eligible-certain learning disabilities, blind, visually impaired, or fine motor skills restrictions which prevents holding a paper or turning a page. Eligibility criteria follows the same definition of print disabilities as does the National Library Service.

NFB-NEWSLINE ® KENTUCKY can be accessed by a touch tone telephone, or online at, by email, or with the free NFB-NEWSLINE ® Mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch at NFB-NEWSLINE ® Mobile app.

Advanced features of the service continue to increase and display the beneficial independent means of time-sensitive information access through Global Search features and advanced online access methods. NFB-NEWSLINE ® offers over 400 newspapers, 45 magazines, and TV Listings per consumer choice, and is controlled by the user-friendly, menu-driven system, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The addition of the Target Store Ads and Job Listings by Career Builder provides greater independence to shoppers and job seekers alike. My Newspaper in the Favorites section allows the reader to select specific sections from any of the publications to create one's own special newspaper for convenient access, and the Global Search feature presents the opportunity to search the service for a single word or phrase of choice which results in a comprehensive display of the articles in which the search item appears.

The NFB-NEWSLINE ® Team works tirelessly to define new channels, such as Kentucky Elections, KY Information Channel, Weather Channel, and Breaking News and also continues to add new newspaper and magazine publications regularly, such as the USA Today, ESPN, NPR, Wallstreet Journal, Roiters, Bloomberg, Reno Gazette, New York Times, Pocono Record, The Verge, Family Fun, Parade, Vending Times, and Stars and Stripes. Additional recent features are the Emergency Weather Alerts (specific to ZIP Code area) and the Central Kentucky Radio Eye Stream broadcast.

Do you want to know better what is going on in Israel, as you hear TV/radio broadcasts locally hinting at turmoil and skirmishes or even plans for war? The NFB-NEWSLINE® Subscriber can now go to the Jerusalem Post to read first-hand accounts of Israel’s local news. The China Daily, Moscow Times, London Telegraph, The Guardian, New Zealand Herald, India Times, Japan Times, Conde` Nast Traveler, Spanish publications, and other international newspapers give us first-hand accounts of international news!

For more information or to register, please contact Independence Place, Inc., at (859) 266-2807 or Toll Free (877) 266-2807, or

One may also register by using the Register link located below:


The service is FREE to anyone who is eligible. You are eligible if you have a learning disability, are blind, visually impaired, or have fine motor skills impairment which prevents holding a paper or turning a page.

To register for the NFB-NEWSLINE KENTUCKY reading service, please Click Here

For assistance, call: (877) 266-2807. Please note: For optimal navigation, it is necessary to use both Tab and UpArrow/DownArrow keys to read all content within this form.

NFB Newsline was recently featured on the weekly radio show and pod cast for the visually impaired Eyes on Success, and the Director of NFB Newsline, Scott White provided us with a great overview of all things NFB Newsline. Please have a listen at Click Here

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. blindness is not what holds you back. You can live the life you want!

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