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Help a Western New York blind person to read

SPRINGVILLE — September is “give the blind a chance to read” month. The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service is one way to do that.

For 25 years, Western New York’s blind and print-handicapped population has been able to take advantage of Niagara Frontier Reading Services, a non-profit radio station from which volunteers broadcast daily readings of newspapers, including the Springville Journal, magazines and books to those without sight who are provided with reading radios. The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service broadcasts on a special signal, which is not available on normal radios.

Since 1987, Radio Reading has given area print-handicapped persons daily access to printed matter. Radio Reading’s 300 volunteer radio readers broadcast readings 24 hours a day, seven days per week, from its studios at 1100 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. The NFRRS has broadcast more than 200,000 hours of readings to print-handicapped persons.

Any person who is unable to read because of a permanent physical condition is eligible for the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service.

In addition, the organization is accepting volunteer radio readers, as well as financial contributions. For more information about the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service, call 821-5555.

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