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Web Service for the Blind

Many people in Washington find it difficult or impossible to read the daily newspaper. But the web is now providing a way for these people to stay up to date.

Those who can't see often have to buy special radios that broadcast readings of newspapers and magazines. The radios are often very hard to come by and have long wait lists.

But now the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library is testing web streaming for the Evergreen Radio Reading Service. People can now go to www.wtbbl.org and hear the radio reading service 24 hours a day.

The new web service allows people to hear stories read from national magazines like Rolling Stone and TV Guide. Officials at the Center for the Blind agree that the service will allow many more people to get the information they need.