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News service for sight impaired to feature Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper

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Beginning this week those with sight impairments can access the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper on NFB-Newsline, a free audio-information service for the blind, visually impaired, or print-disabled U.S. residents. The National Federation of the Blind and the Indiana State Library sponsors the program. The service features over 400 local, national and international publications, 11 of which are Indiana based. The Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper is the first African-American newspaper to be featured.

“When we found out about NFB-Newsline and the service they offer, it was a no brainer. I knew we needed to be involved,” said Recorder Media Group President Shannon Williams. “Historically, the Recorder has made it a priority to use our platform to empower, inform, and inspire. This is an excellent opportunity for us to continue doing so.”

Scott White, director of NFB-Newsline at the National Federation of the Blind, said he was “happy” to have the Recorder come on board. “We are always striving to expand the NFB-Newsline service to reach more subscribers in more diverse groups and locations. The NFB of Indiana is to be praised for their continuing efforts on behalf of the blind in their state.”

In addition to news, users also have access to audio emergency weather alerts, TV listings, job listings and retail ad circulars available 24 hours a day, seven days a week free of charge.

“The Indianapolis Recorder, an African-American newspaper, remains incomparable as an information source to all Indiana residents,” said Lee Martin, NFB-Newsline coordinator for Indiana. “The collaboration of the Indianapolis Recorder and the National Federation of the Blind should be applauded as an effort in diversity and inclusion.”

To learn more about NFB-Newsline and to sign up, visit Nfbnewsline-in.org, or call (317) 653-5106.

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