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Reading for blind, disabled Ohioans

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VOICEcorps Reading Service

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Read aloud from current print newspapers and periodicals for people who are living with blindness, vision impairment, or another disability which prevents reading.

Read in a quite place in your home using your own PC and microphone. Voicecorps may broadcast your readings live or prerecorded for later broadcast. Readers may read solo, or with a partner. Training provided via the web.

PC and Apple users welcome.

More opportunities with VOICEcorps Reading Service

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About VOICEcorps Reading Service

Location:

2955 W Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43204, US

Mission Statement

VOICEcorps enriches lives by reading printed news and information to people who are blind, have low vision, or other conditions that prevent reading.

Description

Through VOICEcorps reading service, people with a print-disability can continue to access current, printed information from newspapers, magazines and books as if there were no disability. VOICEcorps enables eligible people to be informed citizens, enlightened voters and intelligent consumers.

Service is delivered in audio: over radio, the web, and on select cable systems. Volunteers read aloud at home from print news and information found on the web. Reading may be live or recorded on PC's. Recordings are then uploaded to Voicecorps and transmitted throughout our audio network. There are thousands of people using VOICEcorps today and some have been listeners for our entire 45-year history.

No one is charged a fee for service, nor for the use of special radios which can receive our private transmission. VOICEcorps receives support from the City of Columbus, the State of Ohio, corporate and foundation donors as well as thousands of individuals who want to make life a little easier for people who are blind, have low vision, or other disabling conditions which prevent them from using print.

Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • PC Platform

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum shift two hours. Weekly recurring shifts available.
  • Ability to read news materials from the web while recording on a PC.

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