TOPEKA, Kan. (KCTV) – A brand new free audio information service is ready to be launched in Kansas and hold those that are blind or print-disabled up-to-date on present occasions.
The State Library of Kansas and the Nationwide Federation of the Blind got here collectively on Friday, Jan. 19, to announce that the Kansas Speaking Books program is ready to supply the NFB-NEWSLINE® service within the Sunflower State.
“We’re delighted to associate with the Nationwide Federation of the Blind to supply NFB-NEWSLINE® to our Kansas Speaking Books patrons,” mentioned Ray C. Walling, the State Librarian of Kansas. “This service will improve their entry to info and leisure, and empower them to reside the lives they need.”
The NFB-NEWSLINE is a free audio and Braille service that enables entry to greater than 500 publications – together with nationwide, state and worldwide newspapers. The service additionally consists of magazines, tv listings, retail advertisements, job listings and breaking information sources. It’s meant to make printed info accessible for many who are blind and print-disabled.
State officers famous that the Kansas Speaking Books program is a part of the State Library of Kansas. It supplies free library providers to those that can not learn commonplace print as a consequence of a visible or bodily incapacity. It additionally provides a variety of books and magazines in audio and Braille codecs, in addition to playback tools and equipment.
“Over the previous thirty years, NFB-NEWSLINE® has change into an indispensable useful resource for tens of hundreds of blind and print-disabled People who need to keep knowledgeable and related with their communities and the world,” mentioned Mark A. Riccobono, President of the Nationwide Federation of the Blind. “We’re proud to associate with the State Library of Kansas and the Kansas Speaking Books program to broaden the supply of this service, created by and for blind individuals, all through the Sunflower State.”
With the addition of the brand new Newsline, state officers mentioned the Kansas Speaking Books program will allow patrons to entry present and dependable info by a wide range of strategies similar to touch-tone phone, web site, iOS cellular app and Amazon Alexa good audio system. Subscribes may also obtain publications to a digital talking-book participant or suitable gadget.
For extra details about NFB-NEWSLINE®, click on HERE.
To enroll in the brand new service, contact Kansas Speaking Books at 800-362-0699 or HERE.
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