Talk:Kansas Audio-Reader Network

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I'm the creator of the Audio-Reader article, and I'd like to know how to achieve the notability standard for organizations. There are a number of independent articles from newspapers regarding Audio-Reader, do I link to them in the article itself, or is there another place where I establish this criteria? --Writing librarian 17:21, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Those would definitely do it! I'd be happy to help you cite them if you can point me in the right direction, and it's also explained quite well under WP:RS and WP:CITE. Seraphimblade 21:15, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for that, I'll try it out myself, but if I get stuck, I'll call for more help! --Writing librarian 03:28, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm glad this page exists! I used to live in Kansas and knew of Audio-Reader. This page came up when I searched in Google for information. Now what I'd like is links to other services in other states that provide similar services (because that's what I'm really looking for). As a side note, I don't think anybody would be questioning the notability of this page if it was about the same service in New York. It's as if it's somehow not notable because it's just in Kansas. To me that's typical of many Wikipedia's editors thinking it's only important if it's important to them personally. Attitudes like this limit the value and accuracy of Wikipedia. This topic should definitely stay.

A list of other radio reading services[edit]

a list is here: http://www.lowvision.org/reading_radio.htm

here's a newspaper story about the service: http://www.kansan.com/stories/2006/oct/19/sound_sight/

Established in 1971, Audio Reader was the second radio reading service in the world. Today, Audio Reader is one of 100 services in the U.S. The signal is transmitted 24 hours a day to regional listeners. Only the special Audio-Reader radios can pick up the signal.

In Lawrence the program runs on 91.5, Kansas Public Radio. The signal is also streamed worldwide on the Internet. “It’s just like a library, letting people listen to what they would normally read,” says Art Hadley, Audio Reader producer and engineer.

there's nother big long list w/phone numbers: http://www.radioreadingservice.com/content_other_rrs.html

it's mentioned on a 1986 "points of light foundation" citation list: http://www.pointsoflight.org/awards/prescommunityvol/winner_year.cfm?Year=1986 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.248.16.201 (talk) 03:44, 24 January 2007 (UTC).

Yup, notable[edit]

I was considering AfDing it as advertising when I hit the "hosts international conference" news story. I'd say that means the odds are it's notable :-)--uɐɔlnʌɟoʞǝɹɐs 05:20, 17 November 2007 (UTC)