NFB-NEWSLINE® Ready Reference Guide
From any touch-tone telephone, call the NFB-NEWSLINE toll-free number, 1-888-882-1629 . Using the telephone keypad, punch in your identification number and, when prompted, enter your security code that you were given when you signed up for NFB-NEWSLINE. If you have lost or forgotten your code, call Wolfner Library to obtain your numbers.
To begin reading, press:
1 - For NFB-NEWSLINE announcements
2 - For Your Local Information
3 - For Your Newspapers ( Missouri newspapers)
4 - For Your Favorites
5 - For All NFB-NEWSLINE content (All newspapers, etc.)
6 - To resume reading at your previous place
7 - For Magazines
9 - For the NFB-NEWSLINE tutorial
After selecting a category, you can choose from newspapers, magazines or topics. The NFB-NEWSLINE service holds today’s newspaper, yesterday’s newspaper, and the most recent Sunday edition if one is published. After selecting the item you wish to read, the system will prompt you to select the topic you wish to read (for example, sports, editorial, news, etc.)
NFB-NEWSLINE® Keypad Commands
1 – Return to beginning of topic
2 – Re-read current article
3 – Move to next article
4 – Read previous line or paragraph
5 – Read current line
6 – Read next line
7 – Slow down speaking speed
8 – Change speaking voice
9 – Speed up speaking voice
0 – Pause
0, 0 – To enter the voice mode
1 or 3—Adjust the volume
4 or 6– Change the pitch
* - To resume reading where you left off
# - Help
#, 5 – Spell, follow the directions
#, # - Search for a word or phrase; directions on next page
* - Go back one menu
*, * - Hang up: If you do not use *,* to hang up, the system may take a minute or two to disengage the call.
Search Key Word Function
To enter the search feature, you must be in an article. To search for your key word, you must first spell out the word using the keys of your touch-tone phone. Each letter and number is selected by entering two digits. As you enter each pair of digits, NFB-NEWSLINE will announce the entered letter.
The following is a chart of all the characters that you may enter in a phrase. To enter search mode press #, #. Then, enter the following codes as desired:
|Clear Phrase||9, 9|
|Delete Character||9, 8|
|Hear Word||9, 6|
|Delete Word||9, 7|
|Start Search||9, 9|
NOTE: After entering your phrase, press 9, 9 to start your search. If NFB-NEWSLINE does find the key word you have entered, it will start reading at the beginning of the article in which it found your word. If it does not find your key word, it will resume reading where you were.
You may repeat a search by pressing the pound key twice and follow the instructions.
To personalize your reading choices, you may want to take advantage of the Favorites option. You may save up to six newspapers in this menu. Press 4 to enter Your Favorites.
When you first enter Your Favorites, you have three choices:
7 - Add an item
8 - Delete an item
9 - Erase all newspapers from Your Favorites list
To begin the process of adding newspapers to Your Favorites, press 7. A list of newspapers will be presented in alphabetical order in groups of eight. Follow the instructions to select the paper you wish to add. Press 9 during the list of newspapers to advance to the next group of eight papers.