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for the Blind

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Virginia Voice - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Virginia Voice
395 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 266-2477 (Local)
(804) 266-2478 (Fax)
info@virginiavoice.org
http://www.virginiavoice.org

Brief Description

We are a radio reading and information service. We also provide live audio description for selected theatre and cultural events in the Greater Ricmond area

Hours of operation: Office hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Broadcast hours: 7 x 24
Clients served on average per year: 3,000
Number of staff: Six
Staff description: CEO, Director of Communications and Development, Director of Programming and Volunteers, Studio Manager, Office Manager and Program and Live Audio Coordinator
Geographic area served: Richmond and Central Virginia and, via internet, Norfolk and Hampton Roads
Publications: Virginia Voice Newsletter and Annual Report

Staff

Scott Kocen, Director of Communications and Development, (804) 266-2477, skocen@virginiavoice.org
Hannah Murphy, Director of Programming and Volunteers, (804) 266-2477, hmurphy@virginiavoice.org
James Wark, CEO, (804) 266-2477, jwark@virginiavoice.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Low Vision Services
    • Virginia Voice provides live audio description for theatre patrons with vision impairment. Audio Describers use personalized wireless broadcast technology to describe the visual elements on stage to the vision impaired patrons
  • Reading Services
    • Broadcast selections from more than 120 publications in 168 hours of programming each week (24x7). Publications include the Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine, Readers' Digest and National Geographic.
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