Free service for the print-disabled.
Over five hundred newspapers and magazines plus weather, TV listings, and retail ads.
NFB-NEWSLINE is a free service available to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or print-disabled. It offers over five hundred publications to choose from including:
- Thirteen national newspapers like the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today
- Thirty-three breaking news sources such as CNN, BBC, and ESPN Online
- Fourteen international newspapers including Financial Times and Vancouver Sun
- Seventy magazines like Reader’s Digest, Time, Rolling Stone, Guideposts, PC World, and countless state newspapers

For a complete list of available publications, please visit

New! KNFB Reader Basic is now a part of NFB-NEWSLINE! All of the core features you love about KNFB Reader are now free with NFB-NEWSLINE. KNFB Reader Basic gives you instant access to print anytime, anywhere, offering text recognition using your device’s camera. Use it to import or take a photo of anything containing text and the app will read the text out loud or display it on a connected refreshable Braille device. The app helps you get a good photo with special alignment tools, including spoken and vibration guidance.

Additional NFB-NEWSLINE Features:
- Television listings so you can keep track of your favorite shows
- The latest retail ads from stores like Target and Walmart
- Localized weather alerts. Have you heard the emergency alert tone on the television but are unable to read the message scrolling on the screen? Now you can simply sign into NFB-NEWSLINE and the text of the alert will be read to you on the spot. NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile uses your device’s GPS, so your weather alerts and forecasts go with you wherever you go.

To use this app, you must be an 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 is a service of the National Federation of the Blind.
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. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

What’s New

Version 3.0

NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile 3.0 has been completely rewritten with a more streamlined approach to make it easier for subscribers to find their favorite content of interest. The app is now constructed with four pages: a highlights page where subscribers can customize the content of their choice, an information sources page listing a number of content categories, a page for KNFB Reader Basic where a picture of a printed document can be taken and then read aloud, and a page for settings to control the features of the app.

Other new features include:
-Increased sharing options for publications in the Breaking News category for Facebook and Twitter.
-A new view that will allow subscribers to quickly skim articles in order to select the ones of interest for reading.
-New personal queue where you can save an article, section, or whole publication on your device for later offline reading or for future reference.
-Support for saving content in cloud storage such as Dropbox or OneDrive, as well as options contained on the share sheet.
-Options to adjust the color theme throughout the app, including dark mode.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

SE Gengler ,

Great APP

Easy access to a variety of news media

Center City David ,

Nfb News Line

What’s not to like? Free information from periodicals and newspapers many of which were never available before to blind people. The addition of special weather and TV listings raises the quality. Also contains a basic version of K Nf B Reader. I have use this application for years. I get articles from my local newspaper and the associated press plus many magazines. I have used it both in the United States and when I was abroad. It is very easy to use without the complex down loading required of other systems.

fjbkim1227 ,

Not a good update

Downloaded the most recent version and it’s now very cumbersome to get around and read articles. With the previous version, I was able to open a newspaper and browse through all the articles in a section. Now, I have to go in and out of every article and can’t just do a two-finger swipe down and listen to the entire section. I’m giving it two stars just because I can still get to the articles, but I wish I had never downloaded the update.

App Privacy

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National Federation of the Blind
100.7 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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