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National Federation of the Blind Collaborates with AccuWeather to Provide Emergency Weather Alert Information

August 29, 2012

News source: National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind in the United States, and its newspaper service for the blind, NFB-NEWSLINE®, today announced a collaboration with AccuWeather®, an online weather information service, to provide emergency weather alerts to blind and print-disabled subscribers throughout America. NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free audible information access service that provides over three-hundred newspapers and magazines to the blind. The AccuWeather® information service will be offered on NFB-NEWSLINE®, giving blind and print-disabled people instant access to emergency weather alerts.

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) said: “The lack of access to emergency weather alerts has been a persistent problem for the blind, and now with the combination of AccuWeather® alerts and NFB-NEWSLINE®, an innovative source of this critical information has been created for the blind of America. With the inclusion of the AccuWeather® information service, NFB-NEWSLINE® continues to be on the cutting edge in providing independent access to much-needed information to the blind of America.”

NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free audible newspaper and magazine reading service that provides information to blind and print-disabled readers over the telephone, online, and on the iPhone. For more information or to register for NFB-NEWSLINE® visit www.nfbnewsline.org, write to nfbnewsline@nfb.org, or call 1-866-504-7300.


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