[Nfbnet-members-list] Diabetes Forecast Magazine Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE(r)

Freeh, Jessica JFreeh at nfb.org
Mon Jun 27 23:51:57 UTC 2011



Chris Danielsen

Director of Public Relations

National Federation of the Blind

(410) 659-9314, extension 2330

(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org

Diabetes Forecast Magazine Now Available on NFB-NEWSLINE®

Baltimore, Maryland (June 27, 2011): The National 
Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce 
that NFB-NEWSLINE®­its free service that provides 
independent access by print-disabled people to 
hundreds of local and national publications as 
well as TV and job listings­has collaborated with 
the American Diabetes Association to add the 
magazine Diabetes Forecast to its lineup of publications.

Offering over three hundred newspapers, 
magazines, and wire feeds, NFB-NEWSLINE® provides 
subscribers with on-demand access and the ability 
to read only those sections and articles of 
interest to the user from the publications 
available.  Subscribers may read their favorite 
publications through a variety of methods, 
including using a touch-tone telephone, accessing 
content on the Web, or downloading publications 
to Braille notetakers, digital talking book players, or MP3 players.

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National 
Federation of the Blind, said: “With the addition 
of Diabetes Forecast, NFB-NEWSLINE® continues to 
expand the diversity of its offerings to meet the 
needs and interests of its subscribers.  Diabetes 
Forecast may be of special interest to blind 
Americans as diabetes is still the leading cause 
of blindness among adults.  It is important for 
blind people to have access to resources for 
health and wellness in addition to traditional 
news sources such as daily newspapers and entertainment magazines.”

Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes 
Association, said: “We are very excited to be 
collaborating with the National Federation of the 
Blind to further our outreach to the blind 
community with important information about 
diabetes prevention and management through our 
Diabetes Forecast magazine.  With diabetes being 
the leading cause of new cases of blindness among 
Americans, it is crucial for us to expand our 
outreach and help stop this devastating disease.”

“Diabetes Forecast provides information on living 
healthy and well with diabetes,” said Scott 
White, who directs the NFB-NEWSLINE® 
program.  “Filled with resources, recipes, and 
recommendations, it’s a publication that many of 
our subscribers will appreciate having available to them.”

NFB-NEWSLINE® allows those who cannot read 
conventional newsprint due to a visual or 
physical disability to access publications as 
well as television and job listings over the 
telephone, on the Web, or by download to digital 
talking book players or MP3-playing devices.

To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE®, please visit 
Those interested in subscribing to the service 
may fill out the online application form, write 
<mailto:nfbnewsline at nfb.org>nfbnewsline at nfb.org, 
or call (866) 504-7300.  In order to be eligible 
for NFB-NEWSLINE®, an individual must be a US 
resident who is legally blind or has a physical 
or learning disability that prevents the independent reading of newspapers.


About the National Federation of the Blind

With more than 50,000 members, the National 
Federation of the Blind is the largest and most 
influential membership organization of blind 
people in the United States.  The NFB improves 
blind people's lives through advocacy, education, 
research, technology, and programs encouraging 
independence and self-confidence.  It is the 
leading force in the blindness field today and 
the voice of the nation's blind.  In January 2004 
the NFB opened the National Federation of the 
Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and 
training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.

About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the 
fight to stop diabetes and its deadly 
consequences and fighting for those affected by 
diabetes.  The Association funds research to 
prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers 
services to hundreds of communities; provides 
objective and credible information; and gives 
voice to those denied their rights because of 
diabetes.  Founded in 1940, our mission is to 
prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the 
lives of all people affected by diabetes.  For 
more information please call the American 
Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES 
(1-800-342-2383) or visit 
Information from both these sources is available 
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