In Memoriam

AIRSLA is deeply saddened to announce the passing of two of our most important volunteers – our Treasurer, Fred Wolinsky, and our President, Richard Burden. We offer our deepest condolences to both families. We will endeavor to keep their legacies alive through our services to our blind and print impaired community. Rest in peace.

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All Podcasts Available at AIRSLA

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Hot Off the Press

NEW! AIRSLA  Now on ALEXA/ECHO, Google Home, Smartphones & More!

Enjoy AIRSLA  via home devices and portable devices. Visit our simple to follow instruction page. You can even download a copy  to keep!  We keep looking for ways to serve you better!

Podcast Previews!

Tune in to Second Vision as Kristin Macdonald applies her unique perspective to her interviews of people who have found amazing ways to overcome personal injuries and conditions. Kristin  spent many years working in TV production. She is partially sighted and among her interviews are leaders in medicine and scientific research, actors, and inspirational speakers.


There is always something new on Let’s Talk Low Vision. Enjoy these lively monthly discussions and interviews on topics which span smartphones, coping with vision loss, what’s new in low vision aids, and more. The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) produces this informative series.


Listen in to Vision News podcasts – bringing you news from the leading service organizations in the impaired-vision community. This podcast is most recently hosted by Julian Vargas and produced by AIRSLA.


All About SmartphonesDr. Bill Takeshita, Julian Vargas and the occasional guest discuss the latest smart phone technology, accessibility characteristics, and techniques that make sure you’ll get the most out of your device.


Magazines Read for You

Enjoy our ever-growing list of magazines being read by our talented volunteers for our visually and print disabled listeners. Visit our Magazine podcast page today!


Unable to Read the Newspaper? NFB-NEWSLINE is a free electronic service that gives any blind, visually impaired or print disabled person access to newspapers, magazines, and TV listings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using a Touch-Tone telephone. To hear more information, go to NFB NewsLine Information.

Our Audience

Our audience can get the news from several broadcast media outlets, but not directly from newspapers, magazines, and other primary sources. Through the magic of streaming audio and podcasting, we provide word-for-word readings of print material and other news and entertainment, focused on and designed for our visually-impaired listeners.

AIRS is incorporated in the state of California and has received a 501(c)(3) tax free non-profit status designation from the Internal Revenue Service. This means your donations are tax-deductible!

AIRS can’t do it alone. We need your help and we are pleased and grateful to receive donations in any amount. CONTACT US via email. Thank you.

To Volunteer

Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page and CONTACT US via email. Thank you.

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