Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Read This to Me

A free service for blind and visually impaired people is available (click above).

"ReadThisToMe allows blind and low-vision people to have printed documents read to them over the phone. All the blind person needs is a phone line and a fax machine (no computer is required.) Here's how it works:

The blind person (whom we'll call the "client") faxes the document to be read to the ReadThisToMe toll-free fax number: 1-877-333-8848. The first page of the fax needs to be a cover page that includes the client's first name and callback (voice) phone number. The document itself can be just about anything: a handwritten letter, a bill, a can of food, a multi-page magazine article -- just about anything that can be faxed.
One of ReadThisToMe's volunteer readers will call the client back and read the document.
That's it!
The service is available throughout the U.S. and is absolutely free (though donations are gladly accepted)."
-via their web site

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