When I read a story to listeners over the air, I get to discover something new alongside them — experiencing amusement, dismay, or a range of other emotions we typically have when sharing with friends.
Gatewave is a reading service for the blind and reading impaired. We broadcast on the internet and by closed circuit radio using special receivers to our audience who, because of their disability, cannot read what our volunteers can see. Our volunteer broadcasters read the content from over 100 newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy and People.
We broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We distribute our programming to individual listeners in the New York City tri-state area, at the patient bedside of more than 60 hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, in assisted living facilities and to listeners in 28 states through more than 50 affiliated stations.
Gatewave gives voice to the written word, enables those who cannot see or read to achieve independence, allows them to maintain their dignity and provides the information they need to enrich their lives.