Indiana Reading and Information Services

Indiana Reading and Information Services LogoIndiana Reading and Information Services (IRIS) is a reading service for anyone with a visual, physical, or learning disability.  Our service is for people with Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Low Vision, Blindness, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Illiteracy, English as a Second Language Learners, and other conditions that affect reading traditional print.  We have over 100 volunteers who read from over 150 publications on a monthly basis that include local and national newspapers, online articles, magazines, chapter books, and public service announcements related to food pantry listings, library services, government services, and local events for the disabled.  IRIS airs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with new updated programs every week and a LIVE broadcast of the Indy Star Newspaper every morning from 9-11am.  IRIS Listeners can tune in by listening to a specially-tuned radio we would send them or by streaming us on the web from their cellphone, tablet, or computer.  IRIS is a free service from WFYI Public Media.

*One must live within 45 miles of Indianapolis to receive the broadcast on a specially-tuned radio. There is an application requiring medical or social certification of print impairment.

You can listen to IRIS on the Internet!

IRIS offers an audio streaming service online!

IRIS Live Radio Stream:

Nina Mason Pulliam On Demand offers listeners audio recordings of local newspaper content, periodicals, books, and much more, 24/7, whenever you're in mood to listen, anywhere in the world!  IRIS staff and our corps of dedicated volunteers provide IRIS Listeners with a wide array of publications that you need to be more informed and more independent. 

There's no special radio receiver needed to use this service--- only an Internet-connected device.

Nina Mason Pulliam On Demand is available at www.wfyi.org/iris-on-demand for regular IRIS users who have obtained a user name and password.  If you don't have a user name and password yet, contact the IRIS office at (317) 614-0404.


 

For more information about donating or to become a listener or volunteer, 

contact Operations Manager, Mandy Bishop, at mbishop@wfyi.org.  

 


Bosma Enterprises is proud to sponsor IRIS Radio!

Bosma Enterprises is a nonprofit organization that's been helping Hoosiers with blindness and visual impairment for more than 100 years. Visit www.bosma.org for more information.

 

*Thank you also to Nina Mason Pulliam Foundation and The Ruth E. Stilwell Endowment Fund for their previous support of Indiana Reading & Information Services. 

 

Also funded by WFYI memberships, IRIS is actively seeking donors and sponsorships for their broadcast, studio space and equipment, and subscriptions. 


 

The following programs are recorded in the IRIS studio at WFYI Public Media.

 

AARP Magazine and Bulletin

"Annie"-mals is our animal segment where a potluck of material is used regarding national wildlife including information from The National Wildlife Federation, National Parks, and the Indianapolis Zoo Member Magazine and publications National Geographic Kids, USA Philatelic Publication, Sierra Magazine, All Animals Magazine from The Humane Society of the United States, Amos Butler Audubon Society Central Indiana periodical, Birds & Blooms Magazine, Ranger Rick Magazine, Guide Dogs for the Blind periodical, and other sources.

Arts In Review showcases local art installations, dance, music, theater productions, and classes.

Automotive is our segment that includes magazines Autoweek, Car and Driver, Road and Track, and Motor Trend.

At Your Service has a potluck of articles from The Braille Monitor from National Federation of the Blind, In Your Corner from Rock Steady Boxing (Fighting Back Against Parkinson's), Indy Boomer Magazine, Seniors Guide, Medical News Today Online, and other publications that include information for those with Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and other conditions.

Bookmarks offers book reviews from several sources.

Central Papers is recorded from Urban Times Newspaper.

The Children's Program is a reading of children's books in theme with the holiday of the month.

Comic Book Spotlight is a recording of various comic books including Marvel, DC Universe, and Disney, among others.

Consumer Reports

Criterion

Dining Guide gives bios and reviews of local restaurants, festivals, and entertainment.

Education includes information from Indianapolis Business Journal, The Magazine of the Indiana School Boards Association, college guides, The Infomer- Indiana Association of Home Educators, and news from your local libraries.

Eastside Papers is a weekly reading of the Weekly View newspaper.

Faces Magazine for Kids

Family includes Parents Magazine, Family Circle, The Indiana Adopton Program care of Children's Bureau Inc, Indy's Child, Working Mother Online, and other articles from various sources.

Fit & Trim trains you from the comfort of your chair.

Food Pantry Listings

For Kids By Kids is a program hosted by our teenage volunteers.

For the Home is a potluck of material from Real Simple, House Beautiful, This Old House, Better Homes and Gardens, and Good Housekeeping.

George Webber Short Stories

Great Books is a collection of over 1,000 chapter books and growing.

Great Plays performed and recorded by volunteers of famous plays from Shakespeare and other playwrights.

Grocery Ads from Kroger, Market District, Meijer, Aldi, Fresh Thyme, and Needler's.

Happenings is the scoop on local events and Indiana festivals.

Health Topics including published books on cancer, taking control of your health care, and articles from The American Journal of Medicine.

Your Hit Parade

Holiday Programming

Home & Garden with tips for gardening, urban sustainability, and the environment.

Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ)

Indiana History includes Traces Magazine and INPerspective Magazine from Indiana Historical Society as well as Retro Indy pieces from the Indianapolis Star Newspaper.

Indianapolis Monthly Magazine

Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper

Indy Star Newspaper

Just Food has readings from Eat This Not That Magazine, local grocery store events, articles from various sources including New York Times, three ingredient recipes, and more.

Comics and Jokes

Man's World is a potluck of material from Men's Health, Men's Journal, GQ, Maxim, and other publications.

Midwest Living Magazine

Motor Sports & Cycles includes magazines Cycle World, National Dragster, and others.

Multicultural Hour has articles from Ebony, Essence, Indiana Minority Business Magazine, as well as online articles of ethnic discussion and event information for Indy's International Marketplace.

Mythology including Greek, Roman, and Norse.

National Geographic, National Geographic History, National Geographic Travel

New Yorker

Northside Papers

North Vernon Plain Dealer

The North Vernon Sun

Nuvo

Oprah Magazine

Outdoor Indiana

People Magazine

Personal Finance News includes Money Magazine and Kiplinger's, among others.

The Pet Report has news, entertainment, and health information for pets of all kinds ranging from bugs to reptiles to cats and dogs to miniture ponies.

Pharmacy Ads from Walgreens and CVS.

Pacific Standard Magazine

Paranormal & Bizarre

Reader's Digest

Saturday Evening Post

Smithsonian

Southside Papers with readings from Southsider Voice, The Southside Times, and SOUTH- Indy's Southside Magazine.

Special Interviews with local organizations and community members.

Sports Time with articles pulled from Sports Illustrated, Golf, IU Alumni Magazine, Red Bulletin Magazine, ESPN, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indianapolis Colts, and Indy Indians, among others online sources.

Store Ads including Target, Meijer, Family Dollar, Menards, and other Indy Star Newspaper inserts.

Science Snippets from Popular Science, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, ask! for kids, and other publications and journals.

TIME Magazine

Science Hour with articles from National Geographic, Nature: International Journal of Science, Smithsonian, Women In Science, and others.

Travelogue readings from travel guides, Smithsonian Travel, Rick Steves, National Geographic Travel, TravelEyes and other travel magazines.

TV Guide with articles from Entertainment Weekly.

UnVisual Gamer is our video game accessibility program with stories from AbleGamers Charity, Game Informer Magazine, and other online sources.

USA Today

VETS is our Veteran program reading from Navy Times, Army Times, Marine Times, Air Force Times, Stars and Stripes Online, Veteran Affairs News, American Legion, and other sources.

Vision Beyond Sight is a program from Bosma Enterprises showcasing assisted technology.

Woman's World is another potluck program with articles from Women's World, Smithsonian, National Geographic, Parade Magazine, TIME Magazine, AARP, People, Indy Star Newspaper, Prevention Magazine, DAV Magazine, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Kroger's mymagazine, Franciscan Health's HeartBeat, Woman's Day, and others.

Westside Papers

With Your Spirits is our beer and wine review.

Yesterday's Radio with shows from the 1940s to 1980s.


 

The following programs are available on IRIS Radio through a program share.

Music Review

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

 


 

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