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Page 1 of 1 163.489 Creation of Accessible Electronic Information Service Program -- Access provided -- Use of funding. (1) The Accessible Electronic Information Service Program is created and shall be provided by the Office for the Blind. The program shall include: <br>(a) Intrastate access for eligible persons to read audio editions of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, schedules, announcements, and other information <br>using a touch-tone telephone, radio, or other technologies that produce audio <br>editions by use of computer; and (b) A means of program administration and reader registration on the Internet, or by mail, telephone, or any other method providing consumer access. (2) The program shall: (a) Provide accessible electronic information services for all eligible blind and disabled persons as defined by KRS 163.487(2); and (b) Make maximum use of available state, federal, and other funds by obtaining grants or in-kind support from appropriate programs and securing access to <br>low-cost interstate rates for telecommunications by reimbursement or <br>otherwise. (3) The Office for the Blind shall review new technologies and current service programs in Kentucky for the blind and visually impaired that are available to <br>expand audio communication if the office determines that these new technologies <br>will expand access to consumers in a cost-efficient manner. The office may <br>implement recommendations from the Office for the Blind State Rehabilitation <br>Council for improving the program. Effective: July 12, 2006 <br>History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 211, sec. 97, effective July 12, 2006. -- Created 2004 Ky. Acts ch. 129, sec. 3, effective July 13, 2004.