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Spring Cleaning? Reachout Radio is looking for unused radio receivers

Do you or someone you know have a Reachout Radio receiver that is no longer being used? Is there a Reachout radio riding around in the trunk of your car or being stored in your attic or basement? Reachout Radio is currently looking for Reachout Radio receivers that are no longer needed or being used. If you know of someone who had a Reachout radio who has moved out of the area or passed on, we are asking that you help us by returning the radio to us at 280 State Street, Rochester, New York 14614. Radios can be dropped off at the station or mailed back "Free Matter for the Blind" to us at this address.

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This week's PODCASTS

American Foundation for the Blind

Helen Selsdon is the archivist for the American Foundation for the Blind.  She joined the AFB in 2002 to organize and preserve the Helen Keller Archives.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with her about her work and about this rich source of information on the history of visual impairment, women's history, literary history, and American culture.

Read more about the archive project.


From a new source of information, Blind New World, you'll hear tips on dating or making friends, the world of work for a person who is blind and tips on maximizing a smartphone with some useful apps.

A potpourri of articles from the March April 55+ magazine include topics on senior discounts, gray divorce, dementia, small town and machine knitting.

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IBM

The truth about Siamese cats - Myths and stereotypes are debunked as the author tells us about the playful and affectionate nature of this cat breed. And we'll learn how Guiding Eyes for the Blind, by working with IBM's Watson, can increase dog graduation rates—and help match the right dogs to the right people.

Learn more about the IBM Watson/Guiding Eyes project.


Editors’ Pix, Part II; Reviews: Romance; Reviews: Classics and Drama

What is Reachout Radio?

WXXI Reachout Radio, is a special radio service that provides access to newspapers, and other print content for people who are unable to read print due to vision loss or physical disability.

Apply for a Receiver

A special receiver is needed to access this service. Receivers are supplied free of charge to eligible applicants.