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CRIS Radio Welcomes You

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.

CRIS LAUNCHES GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN

CRIS is launching a Go Fund Me campaign to try to close the gap created by cuts from state funding.  While this funding is a small portion of our total budget, it is crucial to running CRIS, as many other sources of revenue do not allow for operational expenses.

Your donation will help us to literally "keep our lights on," and continue to offer quality audio services to people in our community who are blind or unable to read due to other disabilities. Please help CRIS with a donation today, knowing that you gift is a vital tool in keeping people who are blind or disabled stay connected.​

CRIS 19th Annual Golf Classic:  OCT 5 @ Tunxis!

 

The 19th Annual CRIS Golf Classic will be played at Tunxis Plantation on October 5. There is incredible energy behind this year's tournament thanks to title sponsor New Country Motor Cars Hartford.  Save the date and register now, and join the team by becoming a sponsor.  More info will follow.

Sponsorship Information  |  Register to Play

 

CRIS Needs Your Help:  Please call your legislator today

The Appropriations Committee is currently considering a budget proposed by Gov. Dannel Malloy that would eliminate CRIS Radio.  The $71,000 cut would threaten CRIS' ability to continue to deliver news and information vital to its listeners with reading disabilities throughout the state.

Please take a moment to contact your senator and representative, and ask them to help keep CRIS on the air by taking this cut off the table. Contact information, a letter template and some talking points are available at the links attached.  Of course, if you need more information, please call CRIS at 860-527-8000.

Legislative Contact Information  |  Example Letter   |  Talking Points

6th Annual Dining & Dancing in the Dark Goes Hollywood



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CRISAccess Launches at Mystic Aquarium

CRIS Radio's new program for museums had its inaugural day at Mystic Aquarium September 22. Press, dignitaries and museum-goers stood by for demonstrations and explanations of how this new service 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 Español  Enjoys Day Among Hope

CRIS Radio launched CRIS en Español  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 receive 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 generously funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. For more info, visit our "en Español " page.  For more pictures, visit our Facebook album.

Courant article  |
Sen. Blumenthal Letter:  Eng  |  Espanol

 

CRIS CELEBRATES THE VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE

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

 

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 your favorite show is coming up, and it includes a program schedule.  And of course, the CRIS mobile app  works with your device’s voice-over accessibility option,  delivering the text displayed on your screen 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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​CRISKids for Schools™

 

Did you miss the Comcast spot for CRISKids?  Watch it here.

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