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The KNFB Reader app is a revolutionary tool that you can use, with the touch of a single button, to read virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos, and many other documents. Accuracy is facilitated by a field-of-view report, automatic page detection, and tilt control.

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NFB-NEWSLINE® Reference Guide

From any touch-tone telephone, call NFB-NEWSLINE® at 1-888-882-1629. Using the telephone keypad, punch in your ID number and the security code that you were given when you signed up for NFB-NEWSLINE®.

To begin reading, press:

After selecting a periodical, you can choose from today's, yesterday's, and the most recent Sunday edition if one is published.

After selecting the paper or magazine you wish to read, the system will prompt you to select the topic you wish to read (for example, Sports, Editorials, News, etc.)

NFB-NEWSLINE® Keypad Commands:

When in an article, use these key commands to navigate through NFB-NEWSLINE®:

Your Favorites

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 3 choices:

To begin the process of adding newspapers to Your Favorites, press 7. A list of categories and states will be presented in groups of 6. Follow the instructions to select the category or state you wish to select. Press 9 during the list to advance to the next group of six papers, 7 to go backwards in the list, and 8 to repeat the current list. After you select the category or state you desire, then the publications will be presented in the same manner. Press the corresponding button when you hear the publication you wish to add.

Spell Mode

To enter the spell feature, you must be in an article. Press the pound key (#) then the number five (5). The system will announce "Entering Spell Mode." Hit the pound key (#) again to hear the help instructions, hit the star key (*) to exit help.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Spell Keypad Commands

Search Mode

To enter the Search feature, you must be in an article. Press the pound key (#) twice, then follow the instructions. Search Mode will search the entire periodical you are in to find your key word or phrase.

Keep in mind that your key word or phrase may appear in one article more than once. NFB-NEWSLINE® may tell you there were 10 matches for your search, but all ten could be in the same article. To go to the next search result press #,# then 9,9. Repeat this step to proceed through all the results.

Search Feature Charts




As you enter each pair of digits, NFB-NEWSLINE® will announce the entered letter or number. 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 key word. To go to the next search result press #.# then 9,9. Repeat this step to proceed through all the results. NFB-NEWSLINE® will tell you the section and the article with the key word or phrase. If it does not find your key word, it will resume reading where you were.