Friday, September 14, 2012

Program Guide
Arkansas Information Reading Services for the blind provides audio access to current print media for people who cannot read because of a disability. AIRS Radio broadcasts statewide on a secondary audio channel of AETN 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. AIRS can also be heard around the globe on an internet web stream. AIRS programs and newspapers are also available on demand on our  telephone service "AIRS Plus."

We read books, articles, magazines and other materials in alternate formats; services to keep you informed, in-touch, entertained, educated and employed. Programs for kids, teens, men, women, families and seniors, there's something for everyone.

AIRS staff and volunteers annual family picnic

AIRS Radio is available on the web. Click on the link below, or go to   If you have cable TV service, check with your cable company to see  on what channel AIRS is carried. We distribute our signal to cable companies for free, but each local cable company chooses if and how to use it.

AIRS Plus is our telephone service that allows you to hear many of the programs, readings and publications on demand over your telephone. Put your telephone on speaker or hook up the earbuds to your smart phone, and call toll free (844) 888-0981 (this number is for callers in Arkansas only).

Due to the impact of the quarantine, there may be unavoidable variation in the schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

The Blindness Community and the Corona Virus- a roundtable discussion exploring particular resources, information and anxieties of the blind, visually impaired and disabled, will be presented Friday March 27 at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and again on Saturday March 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Important Announcement from DSB. The Division of Services for the Blind is committed to serving all eligible consumers. In an effort to continue these services while mitigating the spread of COVID-19, DSB staff will be limiting face-to-face meetings at this time. DSB staff located in the local Workforce Centers are prepared and able to work with consumers by phone and email to ensure that essential services are not disrupted. If a consumer has any questions or concerns, they may contact their individual counselor; reach DSB administration at (501) 682-5463; or call Toll Free at (800) 960-9270.