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Nfb Net: Our Own Computer Bulletin Board

If being on-line means something more to you than queuing up for service at a bank or grocery store, you will want to know about NFB Net. If you're considering taking the plunge into computer access, you'll also find much to learn on this bulletin board. If you have always hated computers and are determined to continue despising them, please bear with us.

NFB Net is a computer bulletin board service operated by the National Federation of the Blind in the United States. To access it you will need a computer, a modem with appropriate communications software and a telephone line. The telephone number for NFB Net is (612) 696-1975. When you dial it you will have access to a wealth of information stored on computer at the National Center for the Blind in Baltimore, MD. You will be able to retrieve issues of the Braille Monitor from December, 1990, to the present, selected reprints of other Monitor articles, back issues of Future Reflections the NFB magazine for parents of blind children, a complete set of Kernel Books and much more. Users can share information and ask questions about technology or any other blindness issues. The service is free, except the user must pay telephone charges. With the speed of modem communication and the ability to download files for later reading, the charges are minimal considering the wealth of information available.

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