to Audio-Reader Network
The Kansas Lions have pledged $69,000 to upgrade equipment and help guarantee that the Audio-Reader Network stays on the air, Kansas University officials announced today.
"We are very excited," said Janet Campbell, director of Audio-Reader. "It's an extraordinary commitment they've made to our service."
The gift from the Kansas Lions Sight Foundation will finance new digital equipment, as well as a backup satellite transceiver and backup power generator.
The KU Audio-Reader service uses volunteers to read magazines, books and newspapers for broadcast over a special radio frequency. On the air 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Audio-Reader transmits about 100 newspapers and 50 magazine a week to more than 7,000 blind and sight-impaired people in Kansas and Missouri.