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WUIS/WIPA Radio Information Service - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

WUIS/WIPA Radio Information Service
One University Plaza, MS WUIS 130
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 206-6405 (Local)
(217) 206-6527 (Fax)
WUIS@WUIS.org
http://www.wuis.org/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Clients served on average per year: Around 550 radios are placed in the community
Number of staff: 2
Staff description: Volunteers.
Geographic area served: 40-mile radius of Springfield, Illinois, and 40-mile radius of Pittsfield, Illinois.

Staff

Sinta Seiber, Program Director, Radio Information Service, sseib1@uis.edu

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Audiodescription
    • Provides audiodescription of performances, movies and other media.
  • Reading Services
    • Broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Newspapers read include the State Journal Register, Jacksonville Courier, Pikes Press, Taylorville Breeze Courier, Pana Palladium. Adults are the target audience, but all who are print impaired are welcome to listen.
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