Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Baehr Audio-Reader building is open by appointment only Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm, Thursday 8 am - 5 pm.
To schedule your studio time, contact Alison firstname.lastname@example.org 785-864-4604 (please leave a voicemail).
- Priority is given to daily & weekly programs and certain special requests.
- Telephone Reader volunteers will remain remote indefinitely.
- Book readers will be able to reserve two slots per month.
- Live reading and front desk volunteer assignments will be added upon further review at a later date.
Some Long-term Changes at Audio-Reader
- Audio-Reader will no longer be open on weekends or holidays.
- Live reading will not return in the same way post-COVID.
- All Telephone Reader assignments will now be completed remotely.
- A review of our Special Requests program is underway and assignments will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Health and Safety Precautions
- Wipe down surfaces
- Lysol spray microphone pop filter
- Cleaning materials and gloves will be provided in each studio
A New Way to Volunteer: Reading from Home
Interested to give digital home reading a go? Here are a couple of things to bear in mind, for all prospective home readers:
- You'll need a quiet place in your house to record
- Access to high-speed internet at home
- A laptop or desktop computer for for both recording and reading
- Home readers will need to be comfortable with reading their publications from the internet
- Finally, you'll be expected to communicate via email, navigate online platforms like Dropbox and be able to troubeshoot technology issues independently
Go Further with your Home Recording Setup
Purchase your own affordable "Plug and Play" home studio kit
Audio-Reader highly recommends Audio-Technica's bundle product that includes a microphone, headphones and a handy boom arm, that can all be connected by USB, so audio signal handling is extremely user-friendly. This microphone produces excellent quality home recordings and allows you to build a home studio that is comfortable and very effective.