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Accessing newspaper stories

NEWSLINE is a program of the Perkins Talking Book Library.  It is an electronic system that allows users to listen to newspapers and magazines through synthetic voice output via any touch-tone telephone. It is free of charge to registered users and is accessed by calling either a local or toll-free telephone number. With only a touch-tone telephone, any registered user can access the service. No computer is needed and no special training is required.

By calling in on a local or toll-free number, a user can then choose magazine articles, or that day's, the previous day's or the previous Sunday issue, of any newspaper in the service. The user can easily select which newspaper, section, and article to read using a standard touch-tone telephone. 

Several Massachusetts newspapers are included as a part of the program including The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, the Lowell Sun, the Springfield Republican and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Magazines currently available from NEWSLINE are The AARP Magazine, Diabetes Self-Management, The Economist, and The New Yorker.