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Description of App: 

NFB-NEWSLINE® content now comes to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!

NFB-NEWSLINE® is an information source designed to keep persons who are unable to read conventional newsprint informed about current events locally, nationally, and around the world.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile features the text of over three hundred newspapers, forty magazines, plus personalized television listings.

In order to use this application, you must be a NFB-NEWSLINE® subscriber with a valid identification and security code. Eligible NFB-NEWSLINE® subscribers are only authorized to install and use this application on five devices.

To learn more, view eligibility requirements for this free service, and complete an online application, please visit or call (866) 504-7300.

NFB-NEWSLINE®, a service sponsored in part by the National Federation of the Blind.

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Accessibility Comments: 

This app is 100% accessible with both VoiceOver and braille.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

As an avid user of news apps, I have found this may be one that replaces them all. The content is packaged together in an easy to use format and in an environment that is user friendly for both users of speech and braille. All of the content that you would find on the web site, that would be loaded on to your digital talking book player, or that you would access through the phone is now available on your iDevice. Why I say that this app may replace all of the others I have is simply because all of these media outlets are available through NFB-Newsline. As this app was designed with VoiceOver users in mind, it naturally works nearly flawlessly with it. With the release of version 2.0, it seems like the iOS 6 bugs that were present such as the app crashing when a user loads their subscriptions has been fixed.