Radio Information Services brings the printed page to visually impaired
"I thought when I ordered the radio that the volunteer readers would read in monotone voices, but I was surprised to find that they are "lively" readers. You feel as though they are sitting right across from you and that you know them. They do a good job of making the stories come alive. For example, when they read the article about the Mississippi River rising toward flood stage this spring, I found it to be very interesting.
The volunteers explain what section of the paper they are reading from which makes it more conducive to getting the most from the paper. When the reader comes to the obituaries they are most respectful telling of the life of the person who passed away.
I left the radio in my kitchen where I find I listen to it daily now. Thank you." – Karen Cox
Karen Cox, Fort Madison resident, is legally blind and received a radio from Peggy Zumdome, Regional Advisory Board member for Radio Information Service.