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NFB:AE Produces Blind Line Radio Program For Its Members

On January 26, 2000, the NFB:AE reached an agreement with the American Council of the Blind to allow the NFB:AE to produce copies of the Blind Line Radio Program on audio cassettes for distribution to NFB:AE members. The Blind Line Radio Program is a program produced by ACB Radio, an Internet radio station owned and operated by the American Council of the Blind. The program runs once weekly and covers topics of general interest to blind and vision impaired people. Some of the topics covered on the Blind Line Radio Program have included: the Unified English Braille Code, the Daisy Talking Book Project, unique career opportunities available to blind and vision-impaired people, the importance of universal access in designing home appliances such as microwave ovens, videocassette recorders, etc., and evaluations of the latest Braille, large print and synthetic speech programs used by blind, vision-impaired and deaf-blind people when they are using computer systems.

The Blind Line Radio Program is authored and produced by Jonathan Mosen, the President of the Association of Blind Citizens, a consumer advocacy group in New Zealand. Mr. Mosen invites special guests to discuss new products, services and other issues of interest to the blind and vision-impaired community.

Mr. Mosen has been a radio broadcaster for many years. He is one of the pioneers of Internet radio broadcasting. The Blind Line Program was the first program of its kind to be transmitted over the Internet to an international listening audience.

A complete list of the Blind Line episodes that have been produced on audiocassette to date may be obtained in Braille, on audiocassette, in electronic form or in large print from NFB: AEs national office in Kelowna. An updated list will also be kept on NFB:AE's web site at http://www. The cost of each program is $3.00. This cost includes the cost of the cassette tape, production costs and all shipping and handling charges. Orders will be processed upon receipt of the funds by the NFB:AE.

I encourage all of you to take advantage of the leading edge discussions of new products, services and other topics of interest to the blind and vision- impaired community which are covered on Blind Line.



I work for CNIB in Atlantic Canada. There's a gentlemen whose been successfully employed as a radio personality for many years. I'll contact him and pass along your request.

I teach visually imparied students and I have a grade 12 student who is interested in becoming a radio broadcaster. How do people who are blind manage this career when everything is digital now?
Any help would bber appreciated! We are located in Alberta Canada

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