We don't touch upon politics and religion. In general, we're trying to hold on to the social thematic scope. Our main principle is to select information which would be interesting to blind people in the first place. For example, information concerning descriptive devices or advocacy of art by the blind and so on.
It won't be correct if we say that it's radio made by the blind for the blind. For members of RSB, we have regular listeners including children, relatives and friends of blind people.
There are 150-200 people listening to our live broadcast and about 7,000-10,000 which visit and listen during a week. The approximate number of visits in the archives is 11 million. We have the link to our podcasts in each online application used by our target audience. The most interesting subjects for our listeners are the usage of advanced technologies, software and special devices. We also have an application for Android.
As for the programs, they can be divided into 3 categories: education, like informational stories, the educational process and educators; immediate employment like jobs and positions which are available for blind people, and people related to this area, especially masters in fields unique for blind people; and leisure, like entertainment programs, shows and so on.
We've tried to create descriptive programs and it's arguably the most difficult thing of all. A person who can make certain points, who is able to connect with the blind, is needed. Today, the most popular technology is audio description, when special narrations are being recorded and a speaker describes what is happening on the screen. A lot of movies are in produced by the Culture and Sports Rehabilitation Complex (a department of RSB). Projects like Mosfilm, Live Hearts, and Russian Military Historical Society. We launch audio tracks which are supplied by audio description.