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Volunteer Resources & Training

Welcome to Audio-Reader's online portal for volunteer resources and training. Here you will find general information and tips on how to improve your reading, instructions on the systems we use to record audio, and some specific instructions for Audio-Reader assignments.

The quick links to the left allow you to access information useful for completing your assignment, finding online content and checking for studio availability. 

General Reading Resources
Newspaper & Magazine Links
Tips from a Seasoned Reader
How to Choose Articles from Local Newspapers
Picture Description Guidelines
Pronunciation Guide - Kansas
Pronunciation Guide - Missouri
Qualities of a Good Reader
Lawrence Studio Schedule
Digital Reading Resources

Telephone Reader Training & Reference Materials
Telephone Reader Handbook
Step-by-Step Instructions
Quick Reference Sheet
Assignment Instruction Sheets


Audio Description
Audio Describer Handbook


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Audio Description Open House
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 18:00
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 19:00
Matilda: The Musical
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 19:30
Matilda: The Musical
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 14:30