Radio gives local news to vision-impaired for free in the US
June 25, 2016
The WHRO Voice is a program by WHRO, a Norfolk public broadcasting station that allows vision-impaired people to listen to daily news on the radio. WHRO buys and lends the receivers to people with a different types of vision problems.
The station provides radio reading service and is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and by individual donor. The service is provided for free and has more than 1000 active listeners. Listeners receive the closed circuit signal via a specially modified radio. Live broadcasts are also streamed over the Internet.Volunteers read news, magazine articles and local news for the vision-impaired.