This site is a guide to sources of audio information accessible to blind, visually impaired, or physically handicapped individuals under the authority of Section 121 of Title 17 the United States Code, or with permission of the copyright owner(s).

CABVI Programs

  • Personalized Talking Print is a free telephone service that provides access to national newspapers and magazines as well as Greater Cincinnati area local news sources, community events, and more. Get enrolled by calling an intake specialist at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired at (513) 221-8558.
  • Listeners access our 24-hour Radio Broadcasts with a special radio receiver that works within a 50-mile radius of downtown Cincinnati. Popular programs are the front page news, grocery store ads, obituaries, and editorials. Other programs include national newspapers such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, interviews with authors, and regular feature shows such as sports, travel talk, health news and recipes. Get your radio by calling an intake specialist at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired at (513) 221-8558.
  • The Radio Broadcasts can also be accessed online at www.cincyblind.org or through the iBlink Radio app. Check the app store in your mobile device (iPhone, Kindle, etc.) for availability.
  •  The Talking Book Machine Program service provides free books and magazines recorded by professional narrators that are played on a specially designed Talking Book Machine. Get enrolled by calling an intake specialist at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired at (513) 221-8558.

Other Programs

  • AGOGO is an iTunes app that is described as the easiest way to listen to all the audio programming you love — news, entertainment, music, sports and much more. Make the most of your daily commute, walk or workout by streaming what inspires, enriches and entertains you. AGOGO Channels Your World by bringing together the freshest, most trusted sources into a single unified service and experience. Available at www.agogo.com and iTunes.
  • Blio is a free feature-rich eReading application and that will turn your Windows, Android or iOS device into an eReader. Buy unique, bestselling and enhanced content from an in-application book store. Seamlessly sync your libraries across up to five devices. Available at www.blio.com.
  • iBlink Radio mobile app has podcasts covering topics such as broadcasting, computers, radio, technology, independent living, travel, and much more. Check the app store in your mobile device (iPhone, Kindle, etc.) for availability. The app also has various music genres.
  • International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) Member Reading Services with Online AccessSome sites require registration to receive a password. Most streaming sites also offer podcasts or downloadable archives. Some sites require registration to receive a password. Most streaming sites also offer podcasts or downloadable archives.
    • Alaska: A.I.R.R.E.S. (www.airres.net)
    • Arizona: Sun Sounds (sunsounds.org/listen)
    • California: KPBS Radio Reading Service (kpbsreadingservice.org)
    • Canada: Accessible Media, Inc. (www.ami.ca/Pages/default.aspx)
    • Colorado: Audio Information Network of Colorado (aincolorado.org)
    • Connecticut: Connecticut Radio Information System (www.crisradio.org)
    • Georgia: Georgia Radio Reading Service (www.garrs.net)
    • Illinois: Mind’s Eye (www.mindseyeradio.org), CRIS Radio (chicagolighthouse.org), Tri-States Audio Information Services (www.tristateaudio.org)
    • Indiana: Audio Reading Service (www.acpl.lib.in.us), Indiana Reading and Information Service (www.wfyi.org/iris-reading-services)
    • Iowa: The Iowa Radio Reading Information Service (www.iowaradioreading.org)
    • Kansas: Kansas Audio-Reader Network (reader.ky.edu/phones.shtml)
    • Louisiana: WRBH Radio for the Blind and Print Handicapped (www.wrbh.org/wrbhlivestream)
    • Maine: The IRIS Network (Operation Suspended)
    • Maryland/DC: Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc. (www.washear.org)
    • Massachusetts: Talking Information Center (www.ticnetwork.com), Audio Journal (www.audiojournal.net)
    • Michigan: Detroit Radio Information Service (www.dris.org), The Sight Seer (thesightseer.org)
    • Minnesota: Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network (apps.deed.state.mn.us/ssb/rtb/defautl.aspx)
    • Missouri: Mind’s Eye (www.mindseyeradio.org), Kansas Audio-Reader Network (reader/ku.edu/phones.shtml)
    • Nebraska: Radio Talking Book Network (rtbs.org)
    • New Jersey: EIES of New Jersey (eiesofnj.org), Audiovision (www.audiovision-nj.org)
    • New York: Gatewave (gatewave.org), WXXI Reachout Radio (wxxi.org/reachout/index.html)
    • North Carolina: Mountain Area Radio Reading Services (marrswnc.org/index.html), Triangle Radio Reading Service (www.trianglereadingservice.org), Down East Radio Reading Service (www.downeastreading.org)
    • Ohio: WEYE Seeing Eye Radio (www.goodwillakron.org), Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati (www.cincyblind.org), VOICEcorps Reading Service (online.voicecrops.org)
    • Oregon: Omni Media Networks (omnimedianetworks.org)
    • Scotland: Insight Radio (www.insightradio.co.uk)
    • Texas: North Texas Radio for the Blind (rrrtoday.org), Sight Into Sound (sightintosound.org), Recording Library of West Texas (recordinglibrary.org)
    • Virginia: WHRO Voice (mediaplayer.whro.org/voice), Virginia Voice (www.virginiavoice.org)
    • Washington: CGR Radio Network (station.voscast.org/52c6f9d311flc)
  • Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind Reader converts the content of printed documents into clear synthetic speech, and is now available as an iOS app. Available at www.knfbreader.com and iTunes.
  • NFB-NEWSLINE® provides a free telephone service as well as an iPhone app. NFB-NEWSLINE® provides access to newspapers and magazines from all over the country. There are also local channels with announcements of specific interest to the blind. Call the National Federation of the Blind toll-free at 1 (866) 504-7300 to request an application.

Cincinnati Area Audio Described Performances

This is the audio description schedule for Cincinnati area theatres through June 2017. Phone numbers for respective theatres are at the end of the listing.

  • BROADWAY IN CINCINNATI PRESENTS: 'BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL', SAT, MAY 6 AT 2PM...AT THE ARONOFF CENTER.

  • PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK PRESENTS: 'BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY', SATURDAY, MAY 13 @4PM

  • THE MAY FESTIVAL PRESENTS PERFORMANCES FRIDAYS, MAY 19 AND MAY 26...AND SATURDAYS, MAY 20 AND 27 @7PM...AT THE TAFT THEATRE.  THAT'S THE TAFT THEATRE

  • WARSAW FEDERAL INCLINE THEATER PRESENTS: 'DAMN YANKEES', MAY 24 - JUNE18.   YOU MUST CALL THE THEATRE AHEAD TO SCHEDULE AUDIO DESCRIPTION.

  • CINCINNATI OPERA PRESENTS: 'LA BOHEME', THUR, JUNE 15 / SAT., JUNE 17 / THUR, JUNE 22 AND SAT, JUNE 24 @7:30PM...AT THE ARONOFF CENTER.

  • WARSAW FEDERAL INCLINE THEATER PRESENTS: 'BLITHE SPIRIT', JUNE 28 - JULY 23.   YOU MUST CALL THE THEATRE AHEAD TO SCHEDULE AUDIO DESCRIPTION.

Please contact theatres for schedules, tickets and audio description reservations as follows:

  • Broadway in Cincinnati: 513-241-2345
  • Landmark Baptist Churck/Chris Schumacher: 513-608-4643
  • Covedale Center for the Performing Arts: 513-241-6550
  • Playhouse in The Park: 513-421-3888
  • Cincinnati Ballet: 513-621-5219
  • Cincinnati Opera Company: 513-621-1919
  • May Festival Chorus: 513-381-3300
  • Cincinnati Arts Association: 513-977-4138
  • Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 513-241-6550

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