[blindreplay] Audio Vision Radio for the blind

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  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:05:46 -0800 (PST)

Audio Vision Radio Reading Service is Online
By Michael McCarty on Streaming audio 

Think for a moment how your life would change if you couldn't
read a newspaper, magazine, or book. Because you have this
"luxury", you may not realize how the morning paper can affect
your life. Unfortunately, there are as many as 180,000
Californians who, due to blindness, impaired vision, or physical
disability, have had to learn to live without. 

Now, through AUDIO VISION Radio Reading Service for the Blind,
many people once caught in this information void have 24-hour,
seven-days-a-week access to the local and national news and
information that shapes our lives. Everything from the
front-page stories to the grocery store advertisements is read
by volunteers and is broadcast over what is called a
"sub-frequency" of a public FM radio station. In California, the
broadcast can be heard only through the use of a special radio
receiver. For the blind and print handicapped, this service is
as big a part of their lives as breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Anyone who cannot read due to blindness, impaired vision or
physical handicap can request the AUDIO VISION service. 

The ultimate goal of AUDIO VISION is to make this broadcast
available to anyone who needs it without the use of expensive
special access receivers. The broadcast of newspapers is now
available online. It is not a live stream but a archival
selection. Each days reading is replaced by the current day.
Click tis link to visit http://www.audiovisionradio.org.
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