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Friday, June 20, 2008

Talking Newspapers in West Texas

West Texas Recording Library opens telephone reader

by Kathleen ThurberMidland Reporter-Telegram
Published: Thursday, June 19, 2008 3:21 AM CDT
-Program allows visually impaired to hear current events
[Clients call in and give a listen to their newspaper]
"Today is Thursday June 19. Beep.
Press one for the Midland Reporter-Telegram,
two for grocery store ads,
four for Texas Monthly. Beep.

Press 10 for front page, 11 for local news, 12 for state news. Beep.
With the touch of just a few buttons visually impaired citizens throughout the Permian Basin will now be able to call in and soak up local news, advertisements and other information they may have been missing by only having accessibility to audio news reports. The Recording Library of West Texas opened a new phone line this week where locals can hear recordings of the Reporter-Telegram each day as well as grocery store ads, Texas Monthly articles and any requested newsletters, said its Executive Director Trish Speight. The Odessa American and a variety of national news articles also will be added to the line shortly.

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