Audio Version of Greater Columbus Free-Net User's Guide Now Available

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 30, 1996) — 

An audio version of the Greater Columbus Free-Net User's Guide is now distributed through the Central Ohio Radio Reading Service, Inc. (CORRS). The User's Guide audio version is a set of six audio cassette tapes and is a collaborative effort of The Ohio State University, the Greater Columbus Free-Net, and CORRS.

The Free-Net User's Guide is a step-by-step manual on how to connect to and use the Free-net, a valuable source of community and global information including the Internet. The Free-net offers Internet electronic mail services for its subscribers as well as text-based browsing of the World Wide Web.

The User's Guide audio version is $26 and the hard copy, available in local bookstores, is $13. The audio version is also available for borrowing at most area public libraries. Orders for the audio version of the User's Guide may be placed by calling: Central Ohio Radio Reading Service between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 464-2614.

The Central Ohio Radio Reading Service (CORRS), is a 24-hour broadcast service for people with visual impairments or physical disabilities. CORRS is a non-profit organization serving Franklin and surrounding counties in Central Ohio. CORRS funding is a combination of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, the United Way of Franklin County, the City of Columbus, and the State of Ohio through the Ohio Educational Telecommunications Network Commission.

The Greater Columbus Free-Net is a community information system serving the population of Franklin and surrounding counties in Central Ohio. The Free-Net is an outreach project of The Ohio State University and the Ohio Supercomputer Center with the support of many government, industry, and private sponsors and information providers.

As an affiliate of the National Public Telecomputing Network, the Greater Columbus Free-Net distributes information of state-wide interest to the other Free-Net systems in Ohio. Being the community information system in the State capital, the Free-net strives to encourage the state agencies and professional organizations to share information through this medium.