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Greater Rocket City Chapter NFB of Alabama

Changing what it means to be blind!

Greater Rocket City Chapter

Larry Povinelli, Treasurer

121 Cork Alley

Madison, AL 35758-3106

(256) 325-4120

(703) 969-6476 Cell

[email protected]

Publications & Mailing List

Would you like a newspaper with your morning cup of coffee? NFB-NEWSLINE® just added its 300th publication AND it's still growing. Five Spanish-language newspapers are now available to all subscribers. The service handles thousands of phone calls each day for individuals across the country who now access daily newspapers and magazines as never before. The toll-free centralized call-in center provides service on demand to any subscriber. This also enables those who cannot read conventional

print to have access to all content offered on NFB-NEWSLINE® when traveling throughout the United States twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Every day, a subscriber can choose that day's, the previous day's, or the previous Sunday's issue of any newspaper in the service. On NFB-NEWSLINE®, the user can easily choose which newspaper, section, and article to read using a standard touch-tone telephone. The menu provided allows the user to change the speed and voice settings, spell out words, or search for a particular word or subject.

NFB-NEWSLINE® now offers more choices than ever, including special local channels to distribute announcements of specific interest to the blind.

The Braille Monitor is the leading publication of the National Federation of the Blind. It covers the events and activities of the NFB and addresses the many issues and concerns of the blind.

The Braille Monitor offers a positive philosophy about blindness to both blind readers and the public at large; serves as a vehicle for advocacy and protection of civil rights; addresses social concerns affecting the blind; discusses issues relating to employment, education, legislation, and rehabilitation; and provides news of products and technology used by the blind.

The NFB sponsors a number of discussion groups on topics relating to blindness. Please visit the NFB Discussion Groups page to read the list and brief descriptions of our NFB discussion groups, subscribe or unsubscribe to a group, or change your subscription settings.

Examples of current discussion groups:

Art Education for the Blind Team Mailing List

Agricultural and Equestrean Division List

Diabetes Talk for the Blind

Illinois Association of Blind Students List

National Association of Blind Students mailing list

Rehabilitation Counselor Mailing List

These are just a few of the many discussion groups that you can join. Sign up for a discussion group to gain knowledge, support, and new friends.

Other NFB Publications

The National Federation of the Blind distributes many different magazines, newspapers, newsletters, speeches, reports, books, and other pieces of literature to inform the public (blind and sighted) about the true nature of blindness and about issues of interest to the blind.