Blind LIers fear loss of audio news service

Some blind Long Island residents fear they may soon lose a free news service that keeps them informed.

The National Federation for the Blind's NFB-Newsline gives about 3,000 visually impaired Long Islanders access to audio versions of more than 300 newspapers and magazines from across the U.S.

Long Islanders who use the NFB-Newsline service say New York state has failed to pay the bill for 15 months, which could cause the service to be cut.

The state says it will continue to fund NFB-Newsline without interrupting the service and will meet the Jan. 31 deadline.

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