Get Ready to Read

The Santa Barbara chapter of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) will host a meet-and-greet reception for Jack O’Connell, the California State Superintendent for Public Instruction, at noon tomorrow, Friday, December 7, at the Hampton Inn (5665 Hollister Ave., Goleta). Following the reception, Superintendent O’Connell will participate in recording a California state-adopted textbook at RFB&D’s studios across the street (5638 Hollister Ave., Ste. 210). The area’s school superintendents (SBCEO Superintendent Bill Cirone and S.B. School Districts Superintendent Brian Sarvis) are expected to attend, along with special education directors and instructors, individuals who use the RFB&D audio textbook service, and RFB&D staff and boardmembers. The Santa Barbara Unit of RFB&D was founded in 1976, and its 200 weekly volunteers spend more than 14,000 hours yearly producing audio books for students in all grades. For more information about RFB&D’s audio textbook service, its Learning Through Listening Hours, or to volunteer, call 681-0531, or visit

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