MindsEye’s Broadcast Information Program translates the visual world of print into audio. Newspapers, books, ads, magazines, and other printed material is not accessible to people with a visual disability.

Thousands of people in our region struggle to access small-town local news or long-form journalism. Not to mention highly local material like grocery store ads, which allow people to shop, cook, and maintain independence.

This is why, since 1973, we have used technology to bridge this gap and make print accessible. We broadcast audio recordings of print material 24/7 according to the standards of the International Association of Audio Information Services, our membership organization.

Meeting Listeners Where They Are

We provide free technology for listeners at home and in residential care facilities so they can easily access broadcasts. We tailor technology to listener preferences whether that is accessing broadcasts through livestream on our website, through the traditional SCA radio, through an Amazon Echo device, and more.

The MindsEye broadcast serves 32 counties throughout the bi-state Greater St. Louis and Springfield, IL regions. In Missouri, these include Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis, and Pike counties. In the Metro East: Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington counties. In Springfield: Adams, Brown, Cass, Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, and Shelby counties.

Multiple Ways to Listen

In the over 40 years since we began this program, we have grown to serve more listeners in even better ways. We provide select content in five languages, we offer multiple ways to listen, and we provide unique content, like comic book readings, through our special programming offerings.

Give us your feedback

We value our listeners and want to provide the best possible programming. Let us know what you like currently and what programming you would want to listen to in the future! Email us at feedback@mindseyeradio.org

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Questions about the program?


For questions about our Broadcast Information Program email at broadcast@mindseyeradio.org or call 618-394-6444.

Thanks to Our Community

All this is made possible by community support and our dedicated team of over 200 volunteers who record all broadcasts. The annual service of volunteers amounts to the labor of five full-time staff members. This work would not be possible without them.