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The Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS), is Connecticut's only radio reading service. CRIS broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from regional satellite studios in Danbury, Norwich, Trumbull, West Haven, and our broadcast center in Windsor.

The programs broadcast on CRIS Radio are available to individuals who, because of vision loss, learning disability or physical handicap, are unable to read printed material. CRIS Radio programming features a wide variety of articles from national and Connecticut newspapers, magazines, as well as book readings and interview programs.  Read more.

CRISAccess Launches at Mystic Aquarium

CRIS Radio's new program for museums had it's inaugaral day at Mystic Aquarium September 22. Press, dignataries and museum-goers stood by for demonstrations and explanations of how this new services will make museums more accessible for people with disabilities.
Diane Weaver Dunne, CRIS executive director (above), emceed the affair, while board member Paul Young (left) talked about the development of CRISAccess and other CRIS services.  For more information about the event, learn more about CRISAccess or to find some press coverage, see the CRISAccess page.


CRIS en Espanol Enjoys Day Among Hope

CRIS Radio launched CRIS en Espanol at the Toivo Center (Finnish for Hope) on Franklin Ave. in Hartford. Among the dignitaries was Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra who proclaimed the essential need for folks to recieve news in the "spoken word."

The new service is being installed with internet radios in agencies that offer services to Latinos.  The service is being genorously funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. For more info, visit our "en Espanol" page.  For more pictures, visit our Facebook album.

Courant article  |
Sen. Blumenthal Letter:  Eng  |  Espanol


18th Annual CRIS Golf Classic:  Oct 7

New Country Motor Cars Nabs Title Sponsor 

Registration is now open for the 18th Annual CRIS Golf Tournament, to be played October 7, 2015 1pm at the Manchester Country Club. After 18 holes on the City of Village Charm's links, you'll be treated to dinner and auctions emceed by our great friend Scot Haney.  To register, sponsor or find more information, click on the links.

New Country Motor Cars of Hartford is the title sponsor.  “New Country is thrilled to be asked to sponsor the 18th Annual CRIS Radio Golf Classic as an additional part to our many ‘grass roots’ focused community activities,” said Tim Parker, vice president of New Country Motor Cars. 

Scot Haney, co-host of “Better Connecticut” and meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3, will emcee the event and conduct a live auction during dinner. Non-golfers can join in the fun and support CRIS by attending dinner.

John Casolo, a member of the United States Blind Golf Association whose members are blind or visually impaired, will participate in the tournament.

Player fee of $135 includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch, a buffet dinner and a live auction. The suggested donation for dinner only is $50. The player field is limited to 128 participants. For more information, sponsorship and registration forms, e-mail or call at 860-527-8000.

Register  |  Sponsorship Opportunities  |  More information  | Press Release


Simply stated, CRIS would not exist without volunteers, 300 of them across the state, that offer their time and talent to bring words to life. On June 16, eighty volunteers came together at the Governor's Mansion to celebrate their dedication.  Heartfelt gratitude to all of you, for making CRIS' service possible.


CRIS Launches Positive Futures- The Employment Show

Positive Futures is a partnership between the Board of Education and Services for the BlindNEAT Marketplace and CRIS Radio.  It's a show that explores employment issues for people with disabilities.

Positive Futures is hosted by Steven Famiglietti, the manager of blind vocation services at NEAT Marketplace and will be aired the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, and it will also be available on the Positive Futures page.

CRIS Launches New App for Android 

CRIS is excited to announce the release of a new app for Android devices that will give listeners a quick and easy way to take CRIS along.  The application will allow you to get reminders when you favorite show is coming up, and it includes a program schedule.  And of course, the CRIS application works with your devices integrated accessibility options to deliver the screen contents to you audibly.

CRIS is always looking for ways to make accessing your favorite programs easy and flexible. Stay tuned for an app for your iPhone.  

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