KU News Release

June 15, 2011
Contact: Feloniz Lovato-Winston, Audio-Reader, 785-864-5335

Audio-Reader now available on Apple mobile devices via iBlink Radio app

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LAWRENCE — Audio-Reader can now be found on Apple mobile devices, thanks to the iBlink Radio application.

Developed by Serotek Corp., iBlink Radio is touted as the first app for the blind and visually impaired. The app makes it easy to listen to currently streaming and archived recordings of print materials — including local, regional and national newspapers, magazines and other periodicals.

To download the free iBlink Radio app, go to iTunes or click the App Store on an Apple mobile device and search for iBlink Radio. Once installed, the iBlink Radio app offers an alphabetical listing of reading services. Look for “Audio-Reader, Lawrence, KS” and tap the name to listen to the stream.

“Thanks to this free app by Serotek, tech-savvy listeners can now hear Audio-Reader broadcasts from anywhere,” said Janet Campbell, director of Audio-Reader. “This is one more way Audio-Reader can provide access to printed information for the visually impaired.”

Offered as a public service by the University of Kansas, Audio-Reader is a reading and information service for blind and print-disabled individuals throughout Kansas, western Missouri and beyond. Audio-Reader exists to provide print-disabled citizens with access to the printed word and other information via closed-circuit radio and telephone reader broadcasts, Internet, special request and audio-description of live theater. Services are provided free of charge.

The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. University Relations is the central public relations office for KU's Lawrence campus.

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