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KPBS Radio Reading Service - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

KPBS Radio Reading Service
San Diego State University
5200 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-5400
(619) 594-8170 (Local)
(619) 594-3517 (Fax)
http://www.radioreadingservice.org

Brief Description

Broadcasts readings by volunteers of newspapers, books and magazines 24 hours a day over a private radio channel and over the web at www.RadioReadingServic.com. The web site can be accessed by anyone with a disability but the custom radio needed to hear the service only works in San Diego and is available to local residents only.

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day.
Staff description: 1 full-time manager.
Geographic area served: San Diego County. However, anyone can listen to the service online at www.radioreadingservice.com

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Offers referrals to all organizations that offer services to people who are blind in San Diego County.
  • Reading Services
    • Broadcasts 24 hours daily within the San Diego County region with an emphasis on local interest news and publications (San Diego Union Tribune, North County Times, San Diego Weekly Reader, Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor).
  • Services for Seniors
    • Broadcasts readings by volunteers of newspapers, books and magazines 24 hours a day over a private radio channel and over the web at www.RadioReadingServic.com. The web site can be accessed by anyone with a disability but the custom radio needed to hear the service only works in San Diego and is available to local residents only.
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