Audio Information Network of Colorado

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Disabilities, Human Services, Seniors

Location: 2200 Central Avenue Suite A Boulder CO 80301 USA

Mission: The Audio Information Network of Colorado is a non-profit (501(c)3) corporation dedicated to normalizing the lives of Colorado's blind, visually impaired, and print handicapped citizens by providing access to newspapers, magazines, and other ink print materials.
Results: AINC launched a new website in 2010 that addresses the needs of those listening to AINC programming through the internet and caregivers seeking services. Each year AINC conducts a listener evaluation survey that measures three areas of listener impact. Listeners say that use of AINC services has resulted in: Reduced isolation -43% Increased self sufficiency - 32% Increased education/knowledge - 25%
Target demographics: Blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals of all ages in Colorado
Geographic areas served: Throughout Colorado
Programs: AINC broadcasts the reading of nearly 100 Colorado newspapers, grocery/discount ads, employment opportunities, magazines, calendars of events and other ink print publications. All services and equipment are provided at no cost to listeners. Access is available via the AINC website, telephone, and pre-tuned digital receivers.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Since my vision was serverely compromised as a result of a stroke, I have gegun to understand the feelings of isolation people with low vision and blindness experince. I feel honored to be asked to use my previous business and non profit board experience to help the AINC continue to achieve the goals of providing listening services as it has done for 20 years.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the satisfaction that AINC volunteers experience in giving their time and talent to listeners whose only source of news is AINC.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

AINC needs nnothing more than additional revenue sources to ensure its continuity and expand its scope to all who can benefit from what it does.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great service that allows listeners to connect with their local community through their local newspapers. No other service provides this to Colorado's print-disabled.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By talking to listeners

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with this organization for over 10 years. I began volunteering while I was in college and for the past 3 years have been a member of the AINC Board of Directors. AINC's committed staff and incredible volunteers all have a dedication that I have not seen in any other place that I volunteer. When the digital changeover was happening last year not many organizations saw the effect that was going to have on broadcasting information like this. They sought out, designed, engineered, and distributed new receiver boxes BEFORE THE CHANGE so that people who were not able to access the visual only menus weren't left out. They also lend their programming and technology expertise to other states so that listeners around the nation can be connected to the world that is around them. They are a forward-thinking non-profit dedicated to not just the people the serve but the big vision of providing information access to people who are visually impaired.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have volunteered and seen the amazing community that has grown. I believe strongly in literacy, technology, and that everyone - no matter where you live, no matter how you see- has a right to be connected. The ability to have access to the news to make informed decisions is a key element of any community. Audio Information Network does that.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only thing that I would change is people knowing more about what we do!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

College volunteer fair

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To provide information in audio format to people who are visually impaired.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To advocate and provide information access to those who need it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Radio Reading Service, now called Audio Information Network of Colorado, provides access for the blind and visually impaired to pertinent and current print media via an on-air reading service. Programs are read over the air, and free equipment is provided to the blind and visually impaired allowing access to the broadcasts. Audio Information Network of Colorado is a leader in providing audio access to print media for the blind and visually impaired, and in developing the equipment and technology for this type of service.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By serving on the board.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think this organization does a wonderful job. I have no changes to suggest.

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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