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Review for Audio Information Network of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a volunteer reader for the Audio Information Network of Colorado (formerly the Radio Reading Service of the Rockies)for eight years. The mission of the organization is to provide access to print media to the blind and visually impaired throughout Colorado. The staff has been steadfastly enthusiastic about the mission and how to improve the delivery of this service and are always very appreciative of the volunteer readers. During my time they made a seamless transition to digital recordings enabling someone like me to record at home and avoid the 70 mile round trip to the studio; an environmental as well as a time benefit. Blind listeners assure us that being able to hear about news, reviews, world events, politics, advertisements, humor, entertainment events etc. not only keeps them informed but relieves their sense of isolation. This in itself gives me a tremendous sense of satisfaction. In addition, I have to admit, I enjoy the articles I read and find myself much more informed than I otherwise would have been without my reading assignment. You can't beat a vitally important cause, a wonderful staff, appreciative listeners and a happy, loyal and more knowledgeable volunteer. Thank you AINC (RRSR).

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

The statisfaction of contibuting a useful resource for the blind in Colorado and the enjoyment I get from the articles I read.

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

I would like to see greater funding for the organization because this would enable staff to continuously improve and expand the product they provide to Colorado's blind residents.

Role:  Volunteer & weekly reading print media for the blind.