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Radio Repair for Blind Ohio Residents

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VOICEcorps Reading Service

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Voicecorps Reading Service provides FM-SCA radios so that eligible people can hear our free reading service. By listening, as many as 80,000 Ohio residents living with vision loss or other disabilities can stay up-to-date with today's newspaper, this week's grocery ads, and other print-based information we all use to live an independent life.

We have a large stockpile of FM-SCA radios which need repair before they can be sent back out to listeners. You will be given an orientation but we presume you have experience repairing basic electronics in order to provide this volunteer duty.

You may work in our facility or work at home. If you choose to volunteer in our facility, you must be fully vaccinated and agree to wear a mask in all public areas. Working from home means you have your own tools. We supply parts and you supply labor. Our facility is open for this volunteer task between 8AM and 4PM, Monday-Friday.

Every radio repaired means another blind or otherwise disabled person can read the newspaper once more... thank you!

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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.

Computers & Technology
Media & Broadcasting
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Columbus, OH 43204

(39.96478,-83.08445)
 

SKILLS

  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • You may set your own schedule, but we ask that you repair a minimum of three radios per month.

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