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Iowa Public Television


Reading Services (IRIS)

Iowa Public Television is using its Second Audio Program (SAP) channel from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. weekdays to broadcast the Iowa Radio Reading Information Service (IRIS) for the Blind and Print Handicapped. The service will be available on Channel 11 in central Iowa and Channel 12 in eastern Iowa.

From 8 to 9 a.m. various sections of the New York Times will be read by a national reading service, with a different section covered each day. From 9 to 10:30 a.m. IRIS reads live from various sections of the Des Moines Register.

The service is typically only available to those who have a receiver to pick up a special radio signal. By broadcasting through Iowa Public Television, anyone who has a stereo television or VCR can receive SAP and will have access to IRIS services at these times. IPTV’s broadcast signal can be also be received in areas that currently can’t be reached with the special radio signal.

If you need assistance turning the SAP on your television on or off, check your television owner's manual or call IPTV at (515) 725-9700 or (800) 532-1290.