CRIS in the News
Comcast Corporate’s Inside CI: July 2016Comcast and NBCUniversal employees are the driving force in creating the kind of world we want to live in – one where passion and creativity come together for the good of all. We welcome new ideas, and encourage imagination and ingenuity. Here’s the story of how one employee used his talents … Continue Reading ››
CRIS event topic on SportsCenter: April 2016
April 17, 2016CRIS Radio had its 6th Annual Dining & Dancing in the Dark Gala on Saturday night at the Bond Ball Room in downtown Hartford. Guests were treated to some fine dining and then entertained with a celebrity dance competition with members of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Guests included Sen. Richard Blumenthal, WFSB's Scott … Continue Reading ››
Event is a "A Glamorous Success"WFSB 3 Connecticut
August 2015, Hartford Business JournalWindsor's nonprofit CRIS Radio and Mystic Aquarium announced Tuesday a pilot that offers visitors with low-vision or other print disabilities a new way to access print information displayed at the aquarium's exhibits. Read more.
April 2015, Hartford CourantThe buzz even before the dancers stepped onto the floor at the Bond Ballroom Saturday was that there were a couple of amateur contestants in the CRIS "Dancing With the Stars" dance-off who were going to be doing a lot more on the floor than just "Stayin Alive." Read more.
CRIS ON BETTER CONNECTICUT (March 2015)
February 2015, Hartford CourantIn these parts this announcement is almost as exciting as each time ABC reveals a new celebrity cast for its popular TV reality show "Dancing With the Stars." And with that said, CRIS Radio, the nonprofit radio service that broadcasts news and information to the blind and disabled, has announced the celebrity line-up … Continue Reading ››
November 2014, Journal InquirerIn furthering its mission to provide access to audio content to the visual and print- challenged, the Connecticut Radio Information System has released an app for Android devices. The CRIS Radio app, which is also available on Google Play for free, enables users to access their favorite programs and other content. Read … Continue Reading ››
August 2014, Comcast Newsmakers
July 2014, Hartford Magazine
The digital information age has overtaken CRIS Radio, Connecticut's longtime "talking newsstand" for blind and print-handicapped people. And executive director Diane Weaver Dunne couldn't be more excited about the possibilities. Read more.
June 24, 2014 ESPN Corporate OutreachESPN's Radio Readers participated in a volunteer reception at the Governor's Mansion in Hartford recently on behalf of the Connecticut Radio Information System, Inc.... Tam ESPN contributes by reading and recording each edition of ESPN The Magazine as well as Deportes Magazine for CRIS. Read more.
March 7, 2013 HartfordBusiness.comWindsor nonprofit CRIS Radio has expanded its media "infotainment" services to patients at Hartford's Connecticut Children's Medical Center – the first of its kind in the nation, authorities say. CRISKids, in partnership with Comcast, offers audio versions of articles published in nearly 20 award-winning children's magazines streamed through the hospital's in-house TV … Continue Reading ››
March 5, 2013 By Steven Crighton Journal InquirerPatients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford can turn off the cartoons in favor of the hospital's new in-house radio service, which offers an educational way to pass the time while receiving treatments. The first-of-its-kind service provides patients the ability to stream CRISKids, an alternative to print magazines … Continue Reading ››
March 4, 2013HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- CRIS radio and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center are beginning a first-of-its-kind service for children. It will offer young patients a new way to pass the time while they receive medical treatments. Televisions in each room will be outfitted with audio recordings of books and children's magazines, such as … Continue Reading ››
Volunteers in Team ESPN Radio Reading Room Produce Audio Versions of ESPN The Mag, ESPN Deportes MagFebruary 4, 2013 ESPN Front Row The words in ESPN The Magazine and ESPN Deportes Magazine paint vivid pictures to complement rich photography and imaginative layouts. Still, not every sports fan can appreciate those publications in print. Last year, ESPN’s Corporate … Continue Reading ››
April 24, 2012 By Maryellen Fillo, The Hartford Courant
Just call him Fancy Footwork Floyd. That would be Aetna vice president Floyd Green, who, after Saturday night’s CRIS Radio “Dancing in The Dark” gala, knows that if the insurance gig doesn’t work out, he can always give dance lessons. Read more.
April 13, 2012 By Maryellen Fillo, The Hartford CourantArthur Murray instructor Frank Del Aguila's touch is feather light as he and his dance partner, Diane Duhaime, practice their fox trot. His hand gently guides her arm to form a graceful arc as they move across the floor in unison. She is equally sensitive, her hands … Continue Reading ››
Connecticut's talking newsstand. "The slogan says it all, " reports WVIT reporter Ryan Hanrahan. To see the CRIS Radio feature, click here.
CRIS Radio Featured on CPTV's "All Things Connecticut, Power of Giving" Segment
CRIS Radio in Windsor is host to a one-of-a-kind program that records newspapers, magazines and more for people who are blind or print-handicapped. And there is no shortage of volunteers lining up to read material into audio files.