Audio – Reader Network

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1120 W 11th Street
Lawrence, KS  66044 (m)
Phone:  (785) 864-4600
Toll Free: (800) 772-8898
Fax:  (785) 864-5278
Email: psampson@ku.edu

Steve Kincaid, Director
Peg Sampson, Outreach Coordinator

 

Mission Statement: The Audio – Reader Network exists to provide print-disabled individuals with access to the printed word via radio, telephone, internet, CD and other technologies.  These free services are provided to enable blind and visually impaired persons the opportunity to live their lives with the greatest possible personal independence.

Hours:  24 hours per day broadcast
Office hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  7:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Services:

  • Audio – Reader broadcasts dozens of newspapers, magazines, newsletters and books via several types of media. We broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • We also provide Special Request reading of materials not available elsewhere on any accessible format and we do live descriptions of theater performances in some areas

Eligibility: Services are available to anyone who has difficulty reading regular print.  They must be certified by a health care professional, activity director, librarian or social worker

How to Apply:  Applications available through the mail or can be printed from the internet

Fees: None

Funding: Grants, donations, fundraisers, memorials and the University of Kansas

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