Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Assistive Media

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • http://www.assistivemedia.org

Mission Statement

To produce spoken-word interpretations of literary works to serve persons with disabilities. These recordings are to be made easily accessible and always free-of-charge via the Internet.

Main Programs

  1. Readers and Best

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ruling year

2015

Founder, Director, Editor in Chief

Self-reported

Mr. David Erdody

Keywords

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Audio reading materials for the blind and visually disabled

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EIN

38-3319932

 Number

4407441954

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Readers and Best

AM produces spoken-word recordings of short-subject literary works that are made easily accessible through the World-Wide Web. Currently, AM focuses on reproducing copyright-approved material from reputable mainstream periodicals (The New Yorker, Harper's, Wired, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, Civilization, Smithsonian, Grant and more) and independent writers; providing an electic mixture of interesting and educational material.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Blind and Vision Impaired

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Physically Disabled nec

Budget

$100,000.00

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Assistive Media

Leadership

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Founder, Director, Editor in Chief

Mr. David Erdody

BIO

Mr. Erdody is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Assistive Media's online accessibility service. He is also responsible for the business relationships with external organizations. Mr. Erdody is the lead for the supervision, training, and evaluation of all volunteer staff in reading technique and production, the operations and maintenance of audio production, and computer-based development. He leads Assistive Media's management team for material planning and decision-making, which evaluates new and existing audio and Internet development technology. He finalizes all recommendations for the acquisition of equipment and systems to meet production needs. He advises other Assistive Media personnel on equipment and facility needs. He also serves as the lead for copyright permission efforts.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ed Vielmetti

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?