LEXINGTON, KY -- Radio Eye, Kentucky’s only radio reading and information service for those who are visually impaired or physically disabled, is excited to announce two new ways for listeners to access the service. Formed in 1988, Radio Eye is a non-profit organization based in Lexington that broadcasts the reading of printed news, magazines and community events to people who can’t read printed material because of a disability. The programming can now be accessed by special radios that connect to our internet broadcast. They are provided free of charge to any eligible listener who wants to hear readings of newspapers like the New York Times, Lexington Herald-Leader, and Corbin Times-Tribune. Listeners can also hear grocery ads, health information, book and short story readings, and much more. Listeners must have access to the internet in their home to use these new radios. To get an internet radio, potential listeners need to complete a listener application. These can be obtained by calling our Lexington studio at 859-422-6390, or on our website at www.radioeye.org. In addition to the new internet radios, eligible listeners can now listen to our broadcast on the telephone by calling a toll-free number. This came about after we were contacted by someone, Jacob who wanted to listen to us, but couldn’t because he was outside of our radio range, didn’t have internet, and couldn’t listen to our other telephone broadcast on NFB-Newsline. Jacob lost his vision at 19 months old due to asphyxiation when he choked while eating. Jacob says, “I appreciate the telephone service being available for those who don’t have unlimited long distance.” He feels more connected to Louisville, an area he used to live in, where he can now access the local news. “I listen almost every day,” Jacob says. His favorite programs are the Herald-Leader, Courier-Journal, and American Past. “It’s wonderful, he can spend hours on the phone,” his mother adds. To listen on the phone, call 1-800-238-5193, and pick the broadcast stream you’d like to hear. ____________________________________________________________________ About Radio Eye: Radio Eye broadcasts live and recorded readings of newspapers and other printed material to people who are blind, visually impaired, or have any disability that makes reading difficult or impossible. Radio Eye’s broadcast reaches approximately 9,800 listeners throughout the state. Listeners can access our 24/7 broadcast on special pre-tuned Radio Eye radios, on the Sero app, on two telephone services, in dozens of hospitals senior centers and retirement homes, and at www.radioeye.org.