IRIS Delivers Access To Information

IRIS is a free radio reading service that reads print information aloud to over 3,000 print-disabled listeners throughout Iowa. Every day of the year, volunteers in 7 locations sit down in front of an IRIS microphone and read aloud from their local newspapers. The readings are heard on custom receivers that are provided to our listeners at no cost to them. The volunteer Voices of IRIS, over 300 strong, keep our listeners connected to their communities – and their world.

Emergency Daily Program Schedule

Due to COVID-19, our schedule has changed in order to provide as much local information to as many people on as many platforms as possible.

7:00 AM           Ft. Dodge Messenger

8:00 AM          Mason City Globe Gazette

9:00 AM          Des Moines Register

12:00 PM        Cedar Rapids Gazette

1:00 PM          Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

2:00 PM          Dubuque Telegraph Herald

3:00 PM          Council Bluffs Daily Non Pareil

4:00 PM          Sioux City Journal

5:00 PM          Ames Tribune

6:00 PM          Des Moines Register 

1:00 AM          Des Moines Register

Let's Buy Some Radios!

The radio shelves are bare! 

We filled 224 new requests for IRIS radios in 2019. Our radios continue to fly out of here almost as quickly as we can buy them.  $30 buys one of our basic custom IRIS radios that are provided to our listeners at NO COST TO THEM. You in? Sponsor an IRIS radio. 

Listen to IRIS

IRIS is a service provided at no cost to you. Anyone in Iowa living with a visual, cognitive, or physical disability that prevents them from reading print material can become an IRIS listener today for free.

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