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The Kansas City Beacon’s original journalism is recorded by Audio-Reader, a 50-year-old nonprofit based at the University of Kansas.

Audio versions of our stories are distributed for free through the Audio-Reader information service for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri.

The Audio-Reader player is updated on a rolling basis so check back and listen to new stories throughout the week.

The partnership with Audio-Reader speaks directly to The Beacon’s mission of accessible public information, particularly for communities who have been systematically excluded from digital news. More informed communities mean greater civic participation. The Beacon is working to build its capacity to connect audiences with disabilities to resources and information.

Learn more about The Beacon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.