Rise – WMHT Public Broadcasting
RISE is WMHT’s 24-hour radio information service for the blind and print-disabled in New York’s Capital Region (Albany area) and the Hudson Valley. A group of dedicated volunteers reads articles from local and national newspapers, popular periodicals, and books to audiences who would otherwise be unable to access such information. Free receivers are loaned to applicants registered with the New York State Commission for the Visually Handicapped or the Library of Congress Talking Books Program. Applicants who are not registered with one of the programs above must have a visual or physical condition which impedes access to printed material, as certified by a medical professional, social worker, librarian, or rehabilitation counselor. To further serve the community, RISE is now available to subscribers as online streaming audio.