City adopts new audio service for blind/visually impaired residents
The city recently began a partnership with the Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC) to provide free local news and information in an audio format for people who cannot read, including those who are blind/losing vision, illiterate, or physically unable to hold a book or newspaper. Funding for the project comes from the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The audio content provided includes news, consumer information, health and wellness, entertainment, and education in both English and Spanish. Programs are accessible via voice-activated audio devices such as an Amazon Echo with Alexa. AINC offers in-home set up of equipment, training to use devices, and helps listeners obtain discounted internet services.
To explore the audio programs and apply, visit AINColorado.org or call 303-786-7777.
AINC is one of many programs funded by CDBG to benefit residents. The city receives federal funding for projects that benefit people with low-to-moderate incomes or residents that are disabled. The CDBG program aims to provide a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanded economic opportunities for Commerce City residents.
CDBG is holding a public input meeting for residents on proposed community projects that could be funded with federal grant dollars. The CDBG program gathers public feedback each year to select projects that meet federal requirements for assisting low- to moderate-income residents and neighborhoods. The city held an initial project idea meeting on Feb. 4 and is accepting project applications from nonprofit organizations through March 11.
Public Meeting – Review of Proposed CDBG Projects
• Tuesday, March 31
• 6 – 7:30 p.m.
• Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Dr.
The meeting will be conducted in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit c3gov.com/CDBG or contact the CDBG Office at 303-289-8168 or email@example.com.