RSR- A Radio Reading Service for the Blind and Print-Disabled
Reading Service of the Redwoods provides on-air access to printed information for people who are blind, visually impaired, or unable to read because of illness or other disabilities.
Each weekday morning RSR listeners can hear dedicated Reading Service of the Redwoods volunteers read current local newspapers and other information. RSR also provides health information, interviews with vision loss professionals, and local and state election information.
Some of RSR's programming is made available courtesy of the IAAIS Program Share. Visit IAAIS (The International Association of Audio Information Services) website at:
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$100 x 100
Just one hundred donations of one hundred dollars will allow us to bring the printed word to our neighbors and friends for another year.
Please join us in celebrating our twelth year milestone by becoming a 100/100 Club Donor, ensuring the continuation of RSR programming through your $100 donation.
Use the link below to download the permission form, print the form, complete it and send it along with your donation.
100x100 permission contribution form
Call us for more information: (707) 826-1247.
The Reading Service of the Redwoods was established in 1998 in response to a community need for access to local printed information for community members who are blind or print-disabled.
Members of Low Vision support groups agreed that they find themselves at a distinct disadvantage without access to detailed information provided in their local newspapers.
RSR volunteers began by reading newspaper articles on cassette tape distributed to individuals. Later, weekly tapes were broadcast on a community access television station and then on KEET-TV’s Second Audio Program (SAP) channel. In 2003, RSR established a live link to the KEET studios and began to read local newspapers, live, from their office in downtown Eureka.
The reading service has grown from 2 hours per week of recorded readings to several hours per week of live broadcast.
In January 2007, RSR launched its broadcast on KHSU’s sub-carrier channel and can be heard 24 hours per day on special pre-tuned radios, offered free of charge to qualified listeners.