Accessing NFB-NEWSLINE® through Amazon Alexa

NFB-NEWSLINE subscribers can access NFB-NEWSLINE hands-free on any Amazon Alexa product, including Echo and Echo Dot. Below are some sample commands for accessing and using the skill.

Enable the NFB-NEWSLINE Skill

  • Say, “Alexa open National Federation.”
  • To hear instructions about the skill say, “Alexa ask National Federation to give me instructions.”

Log in to NFB-NEWSLINE

You will need to log in the first time you open the skill.

  • Say, "Alexa open National Federation."
  • Then say, "Alexa ask National Federation to log in."
  • State clearly, "Log in."
  • Provide your subscriber identification number and security code.

Select Content and Navigate Sections and Articles

Alexa can help you select and move through publications easily with a variety of commands. Here are a few to get you started:

  • "Alexa ask National Federation to read The New York Times."
  • "Alexa ask National Federation to read The Wall Street Journal."
  • "Alexa ask National Federation to read next section."
  • "Alexa ask National Federation to go to previous section."
  • Move from article to article by simply saying “Next” or “Previous.” (Please note: all other commands need to begin with “Alexa ask National Federation.”)

Alter Reader Voice and Speed

  • "Alexa ask National Federation to change voice."
  • "Alexa ask National Federation to read a little faster."
  • "Alexa ask National Federation to read a little slower."
  • "Alexa ask National Federation to read much faster."
  • "Alexa ask National Federation to read much slower."

Save an Article

  • "Alexa ask National Federation to email me this article."

General Help Command

  • “Alexa ask National Federation to give me instructions.”

Learn more about the Amazon Alexa family of devices and enable the NFB-NEWSLINE Alexa skill today. For more assistance, please call 866-504-7300.