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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

VoicePrint Free News & Information Audio Service

Have you heard the news? Odds are that if you are a cable subscriber in Canada, you have. And it's even better odds that the news was brought to you by VoicePrint.

VoicePrint provides information to more than 6 million blind, low vision and print-restricted Canadians and their families in more than eight million homes across Canada. Since 1990, each day, 24-hours a day, VoicePrint has helped keep Canadians in the know by broadcasting the reading of news stories from national daily newspapers, magazines and periodicals. The programming also consists of weekly and occasional features, such as a Sunday audio book reading.

The broadcasts are distributed from Toronto by satellite feeds to cable systems throughout Canada. The programs are 30-minutes each, and discuss health, sports, technology, etc. They are packaged into 8-hour blocks that are repeated three times each day.

VoicePrint is one of three services offered by the National Broadcast Reading Service. The NBRS is a not-for-profit organization that provides access to all forms of media for the 2.8 million blind, low-vision and print-restricted Canadians and their families. The NBRS also provides training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged workers at NBRS production facilities. At the VoicePrint recording facilities in Toronto, for example, the overall technical production and post-production is completed by blind studio technicians.

Visit the NBRS web site for additional information about VoicePrint, including programming times and for help finding the service on local cable channels. For more information, use the contact information below.

VoicePrint
150 Laird Drive Annex
Toronto, Ontario M4L 2W7
Canada
Toll Free: 800-567-6755
Phone: 416-422-4222
Fax: 416-422-1633
Web: http://www.voiceprint.ca

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