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Audio papers now on line
7/2/2003

TORONTO - Millions of print-restricted Canadians will now have Internet access to audio versions of newspaper and magazine articles.

VoicePrint announced last week it has launched its new archival system at Click www.nbrscanada.com where articles from hundreds of Canadian publications, read by VoicePrint's volunteer readers, can be accessed in audio format.

"Now people can access VoicePrint programming at any time of day on the Internet if they missed the original broadcast or if they just wish access to the information for future reference," said VoicePrint manager Andy Frank.

"This is the first audio archival system of its kind in Canada," added Vanessa Carlisle, outreach associate for VoicePrint. "The potential of this service in meeting the needs of 3.2 million vision- and print-restricted Canadians is huge."

The official launch of the site was July 1st, 2003.

VoicePrint, established in 1989, is a not-for-profit charity that responds to the need for access to print media by print-restricted Canadians. VoicePrint can be accessed free of charge via the S.A.P. of CBC Newsworld; Star Choice, ExpressVu, cable companies, Look TV and Skycable audio channels; and on the web at www.voiceprint.ca or www.nbrscanada.com.

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