Newspapers Books and Magazines
NFB-NEWSLINE® allows the blind, and those unable to read print, to read over 400 newspapers, magazines and online publications. Seniors can again read newspapers. Blind children can research homework. Blind professionals can converse with colleagues on relevant topics. No affiliation with any blindness organization is required. Access content via your iPhone or iPad, desktop computer or laptop, NLS player and your touchtone telephone. Anyone who cannot read printed newspapers due to blindness or a physical disability is eligible.
3737 N Meridian St, Ste 202, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4369
317-653-5106 – 855-963-6476
Download The NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App for Your iPhone or iPad
Indiana Residents Sign Up Today
Fill out their online form to register. After your registration is processed, you’ll receive a letter containing your activation codes and instructions for how to begin reading the newspaper with NFB-NEWSLINE.
Indiana Library Services
The Indiana State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers free library service to people unable to read or handle ordinary books and magazines because of a visual or physical disability. The Library provides a variety of materials on popular subjects, current events, and best sellers. Materials are available in large print and Braille. Thousands of audio books and magazines are available on digital cartridges and by downloading from the National Library Service BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download
Patrons may either visit the library, browse online or have materials mailed free of charge. The library also provides players and selected accessories.
LaufWare Accessible Software and Apps for Windows, iPhone and Android
Free and low cost software for Windows in 40 categories, keyboard shortcuts for over 50 Windows programs, iOS apps for iPhone and iPad, and top 50 accessible Android apps.
AppleVis.com – community site for blind and low-vision users of Mac computers, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
AppleVis contains discussion forums, podcasts and reviews of the accessibility of thousands of apps for iOS and Mac.
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
700 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093-2554
(847) 446-8111 | Toll Free: (800) 323-4238
Books and Reading
Bookshare.org is an online library that enables members who have visual impairments, reading, or other print disabilities to legally share thousands of accessible electronic books and periodicals. An annual subscription fee is required for non-students. BookShare Members download books and magazines in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access device. Apps are also available for iOS and Android devices.
Learning Ally, formerly RFB&D, is a national organization providing audio textbooks, library services and educational resources to those who cannot read standard print because of a visual, physical, or perceptual disability. Learning Ally specializes in textbooks and books needed in various professions. Books are produced in digital format and can be played on specialized talking book players and apps for iOS and Android phones and tablets. A membership fee is required.
National Braille Press – 888-965-8965
88 Saint Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115-4312
National Braille Press produces a wide variety of books, including material on cooking, health, and tutorials on PC software, iPhones and iPads. Most of their publications are available in hardcopy Braille, downloadable Braille, Daisy audio or Microsoft Word formats.
Indiana Radio Reading Services
Indiana residents within 50 miles of Indianapolis, fort Wayne and Evansville can listen to newspapers, magazines and other publications via radio reading services through the use of special radios. some broadcast on the internet. Please contact the one closest to you for more information.
Indianapolis: Indiana Reading and Information Services (IRIS)
1630 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 614-0404 | (877) 854-0077
Fort Wayne: Allen County Public Library Audio Reading Service
7615 DiSalle Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Evansville: WNIN FM Radio Reading Service
WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc. | (812) 423-2973
405 Carpenter Street, Evansville, IN 47708
Free White Canes
Parents of Blind Children
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Divisions, Committees, and Groups
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Speeches and Reports
Independent Living and Rehabilitation
Bosma Enterprises | 317-684-0600 – 888-567-3422
8020 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
NFB Training Centers
BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions) – www.BlindInc.org
Shawn Mayo, Director | 612-872-0100 | Toll Free: 800-597-9558 | Fax: 612-872-9358
100 East 22nd Street, South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
National Audio of Interest
- NFB Audio Page
- nations Blind YouTube Channel
- the Nations Blind Podcast
- National Convention Banquet and other major speeches
- Full List of Presidential Audio Reports in Both English and Español
- National Convention Presidential Reports