By: Staff reports
Maine Project Sponsored By Group For Visually Impaired
Residents of Maine who can’t read due to blindness or visual impairments will soon be able to
hear newspapers read over a sound-only TV channel, The Associated Press reports.
The Maine Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will have volunteers read Maine newspapers
at a studio in Brewer. Spokesperson Meg Lane told the AP that the project was started because
television news doesn’t cover enough local news, including high school sports, town government,
or local color. Volunteers will also read classifieds and display ads.
Broadcasts over Maine Public Broadcasting will begin April 26. The broadcasts will cover the
state’s largest newspapers, but some weekly publications as well.
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