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General Information

Audio Reading Service
7615 DiSalle Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 421-1376 (Local)
(260) 421-1387 (Fax)
audioreader@acpl.info
http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/home/using-the-library/start-here/access-fort-wayne/ars

Brief Description

The Northeast Indiana Radio Reading Service (NEIRRS) is a free 24/7 service providing access to printed information for people who have visual, physical, learning, or language challenges. Volunteers read 15 local and area newspapers, plus over 30 magazines, public service announcements, grocery ads, obituaries, and short stories.

The NEIRRS service area includes northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Reception is provided by SCA radio, podcast and streaming to select facilities. Receiver application, volunteer form, and program schedule are all available on line via our web page: www.acpl.lib.in.us/neirrs. Our blog page for station news is http://NEIRRS.blogspot.com.

Hours of operation: Broadcast service is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Office hours are Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 5000
Number of staff: 2 FT, 4 PT
Staff description: 1 full-time manager, 1 full-time broadcast coordinator, 4 part-time staff.
Geographic area served: Northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio is served by FM SCA radio. A special receiver is provided to those in a 55 mile radius of Fort Wayne, IN. Unlimited geography available via web streaming and podcasts.

Staff

Lisa Bordner, Manager, (260) 421-1375, lbordner@acpl.info

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • NEIRRS is a free, human voice reading service for anyone who has difficulty accessing the printed word. We broadcast our readings 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Special receiver needed to hear our broadcast is loaned free of charge to qualified listeners. We also offer some of our programming by podcast. Volunteers read from 15 newspapers, 40 magazines, plus obituaries, grocery ads, weekday exercise, public service announcements, special programming, and more.

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