July 26, 2010 Hartford Business JournalCommunity leaders are getting behind the mike to read articles featured in newspapers and magazines to promote CRIS Radio’s mission of serving people who are blind, learning disabled, or physically disabled and unable to handle printed material. Read More.
June 1, 2010 By Hugh McQuaid, For the Journal InquirerOn a recent Wednesday morning from a sound booth inside the freshly opened new broadcast studio, a CRIS radio volunteer read obituaries for thousands of people across the state with disabilities preventing them from reading the newspaper. Read More.
April 22, 2010 By David Drury, The Hartford CourantRetinitis pigmentosa long ago took away Ann Kramer's ability to read a newspaper, but it hasn't stopped her from staying up to date on local news, stock market reports and the latest menu offerings in the food pages. Read more.
April 11, 2010 By Amanda Cuda, Connecticut PostUntil she began volunteering with CRIS Radio, Kathleen Miranti had no idea how important obituaries and store advertisements could be for people. Read more.
Lou retired in 2009 after spending more than 45 years in industry. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, he has held positions from manager of engineering to national sales manager to managing director of a U.S. corporation for a European manufacturer. He started volunteering for CRIS Radio in 2010 and is now the organization's outreach coordinator. In that role he is responsible for contacting, coordinating, and installing CRIS Internet radios in assisted living and long-term care facilities throughout the state of Connecticut. He also continues to broadcast CRIS Radio's morning "Front Pages" program on Mondays and Fridays at 8 a.m.
Following her retirement from Oak Hill as Vice President for Development and Communications in 2009, Suzanne joined CRIS as a Grant Consultant. She attributes her success in increasing funds raised from grants to her belief in CRIS’ mission; to the commitment, expertise and vision of the staff; and to the extraordinary growth in programming. It is her firm belief that the services CRIS provides have a tremendous impact on the quality of life for people who are blind or print challenged.
CRISKids for Schools Coordinator
Chris started volunteering at CRIS 15 years ago to fill his dreams of being a broadcaster. In this time, he has met many people who became friends and happened to use CRIS Radio, enriching Chris' own appreciation of the CRIS experience. His career has included many opportunities to advocate for people with disabilities, especially concerning employment. He attended CCSU and Trinity College, and is passionate about Tuesday sports and Hartford history. His long term goals include changing his name, so he doesn't have to introduce himself saying "Chris from CRIS".