Audio Reading Service of the Allen County Public Library - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Audio Reading Service of the Allen County Public Library
7615 DiSalle Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 421-1376 (Local)
(260) 421-1387 (Fax)
AudioReadingService@acpl.info
http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/audioreadingservice

Brief Description

The Audio Reading Service broadcasts the reading local news, information and other publications. It is a free service of the Allen County Public Library serving northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio via a receiver and all areas via streaming and podcasts. We broadcast to thousands of people who have reading challenges. Our service is for people with Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Low Vision, Arthritis, CP, Stroke, Parkinson’s and other conditions that affect reading traditional print.

Ways to Listen: Special radio broadcast(radio receivers loaned at no cost); Sero mobile app (formerly,iBlink Radio); Online streaming & Podcasts available at www.AudioReadingServicePodcast.com; PBS39.4 SAP French - We read local newspapers & grocery ads, local publications, national magazines, public service announcements, books and more.

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: 80,000
Number of staff: 2 FT, 2 PT
Staff description: 1 full-time manager, 1 full-time broadcast coordinator, 2 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.

Locations

7615 DiSalle Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Staff

Georgean Johnson-Coffey, Manager, Audio Reading Service, (260) 421-1375, AudioReadingService@acpl.info

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • The Audio Reading Service 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 from the Allen County Public Library. We also offer programming by podcast, web streaming, Apps via Sero (formerly iBlink) and internet radio services. Volunteers read from 15 newspapers, 40 magazines, plus obituaries, grocery ads, weekday exercise, meditation, public service announcements, special programming, and more.
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