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Friday, November 3, 2017

State of Illinois Grants To Help People with Sight Disabilities Hear The News

People with sight disabilities in Illinois could soon gain access to news radio technology.

To provide if qualified, the 295,000 Illinoisans who have vision issues with equipment that will allow them to keep up to date with news. Sideband receivers will allow these people to tune into radio stations where volunteers ready daily news from newspapers in the state. Special-frequency radios are required to hear these broadcasts.

Some Illinoisans already have access to the program, which can be accessed using a password-protected Internet stream. Click here for more information about the grant.

Directory of Illinois Radio Information Service Organizations
Augustana Public Radio Information Service (APRIS)
Augustana College
639 38th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201
Augustana Public Radio Information Service Website

Chicagoland Radio Information Service (CRIS Radio)
1850 West Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608-1298
Chicagoland Radio Information Service Website

Illinois Radio Reader (WILL)
University of Illinois
300 N. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Illinois Radio Reader (WILL) Website

Lewis and Clark Radio Information Service (WLCA)
Lewis and Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd.
Godfrey, IL 62035
WLCA Website

Minds Eye Information Service
9541 Church Circle Drive
Belleville, IL 62223
Minds Eye Information Service Website

Northern Illinois Radio Information Service (NIRIS) Studios
DeKalb Office
801 N. First St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Northern Illinois Radio Information Service Website

Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (WSIU)
Southern Illinois University
1003 South Oakland
SIUC Mailcode 6531
Carbondale, IL 62901
Southern Illinois Radio Information Service Website
Tri-States Audio Information (WIUM/WIUW)
Western Illinois University
504 University Services Building
Macomb, IL 61455
Tri-States Audio Information (WIUM/WIUW) Website

Wabash Valley College Radio Information Service
Wabash Valley College
2200 College Dr.
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
Wabash Valley College Radio Information Service Website

WCBU Radio Information Service
Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Ave.
Peoria IL 61625
WCBU Radio Information Service

WUIS-WIPA Radio Information Service
University of Illinois at Springfield
P.O. Box 19243
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
WUIS-WIPA Radio Information Service Website

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