RISE is WMHT's 24-hour radio information service for the blind and print disabled in New York's Capital Region and the Hudson Valley. Each week, our dedicated team of volunteers reads articles from local and national newspapers, popular periodicals and books to audiences who would otherwise be unable to access such information. RISE depends on the generosity of concerned organizations and individuals, so please consider making a donation to assist us in providing this free public service.
Recently, RISE's Joyce Stah interviewed Ramchandra Gaihre of Nepal. Ramchandra is legally-blind and is in the U.S. on a Fulbright scholarship at SUNY-Cobleskill. His goal is to bring his knowledge of technologies and services assisting the blind in the U.S. to the underserved blind population in Nepal.
RISE is so grateful to the residents and staff at Ingersoll Place Assisted Living for their generous donation. Along with their donation, they sent the photo at right of a resident enjoying her receiver and they sent the kind note quoted below:
To our Friends at RISE,
Here at Ingersoll Place our residents and staff are passionate about giving back.
As a non-profit organization, we understand that it is the community that supports us. RISE came to our attention through one of our own residents that greatly benefits from the services you offer.
We really appreciate all you provide to the seeing-impaired population, so it is with gratitude that we present you with our donation. Thank you for all your hard work!
Residents & Staff of Ingersoll Place Assisted Living
RISE would like to thank the Fraternal Order of Eagles Rensselaer Aerie #4446 for their generous support. Louise Badi FOE Eagles Secretary-Aux, Dwayne Vooris FOE President, and Jon Badi FOE Secretary presented Joyce Stah WMHT-RISE Manager with a check to support the WMHT-RISE mission to 'bring sight through sound' via the WMHT radio reading service RISE. Thank you so much!
The Printed Word for the Print Disabled
Receivers are loaned free-of-charge to applicants who are currently registered with the New York State Commission for the Visual Handicapped or the Library of Congress Talking Books Program. Applicants who are not registered with one of the 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.
If you can receive WMHT-FM on your regular radio at home, you are likely within range to recieve RISE. If you are unsure as to whether you are in this range, please see our broadcast coverage map below. To receive RISE, you will need to request a special receiver. To further serve our community, our Web site now includes a "font enlarge" feature and RISE is now available to our subscribers as online streaming audio. Contact us for more information on how to access this service. If you would like to help RISE, please mail your donation to: WMHT-RISE, 4 Global View, Troy, NY 12180. Or call (518) 880-3400 for more information.