FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Friday, August 24, 2007
Eric Duffy
Member
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
(614) 562-5524

Dayton Daily News Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

Local News in Ohio More Accessible than Ever

Dayton, Ohio (August 24, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio is pleased to announce the addition of the Dayton Daily News to a service for blind and disabled readers in Ohio.  These readers will now have access to another reputable source for local daily news through NFB-NEWSLINE®.  This free service allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint due to a physical disability to listen to the newspaper over a telephone.  NFB-NEWSLINE® currently delivers the newspapers in audio format to over 58,000 subscribers.

Barbara Pierce, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio, said, “Blind people in the five counties surrounding Dayton and indeed, across Ohio, are deeply grateful to the Dayton Foundation for providing funding to add the Dayton Daily Newsto NFB-NEWSLINE®.”

“The blind residents of Dayton and the surrounding areas have been waiting for the day when we could read the Dayton Daily News conveniently and independently.  We can now read our hometown paper when we choose to do so, just as sighted people do,” said Richard Payne, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Miami Valley.

Using a synthetic speech engine, NFB-NEWSLINE® delivers the Dayton Daily News and 255 other participating publications to its subscribers each day.  The Dayton Daily News joins a distinguished list of daily newspapers already offered in Ohio, including the Akron Beacon Journal, Bucyrus Telegraph Forum, Canton Repository, Chillicothe Gazette, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Coshocton Tribune, Dover Times Reporter, Freemont News-Messenger, Independent, Lake County News Herald, Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Mansfield News Journal, Marion Star, Newark Advocate, Port Clinton News Herald, Toledo Blade, Warren Tribune Chronicle and theZanesville Times Recorder. To learn more about registering for this free service for blind and otherwise print-handicapped Ohioans, call toll-free (866) 391-0841.

Content is acquired electronically through a direct feed from each newspaper.  Subscribers have access twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, through a local or toll-free telephone number. 

All individuals who are unable to read print due to a physical disability are eligible for this free service.  To subscribe or to request more information, call (866) 391-0841 in Ohio, or call the national NFB-NEWSLINE® office at (866) 504-7300 or visit the Web site: www.nfbnewsline.org.