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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.

6th Annual Dining & Dancing in the Dark Goes Hollywood

Saturday April 16  |  Bond Ballroom, Hartford

What do you get when you put Scot Haney, Eight to the Bar, a dozen local celebrities, 200 people passionate about one of CT's vital services for people with disabilities, and a shiny trophy in a ballroom? We don't think there's a name for it, but the result is a guaranteed TEN.
This year's theme is dances from the movies. Be dazzled by the surprises our dance professionals and celebrities have in store.  The money raised is key to our efforts to provide CRIS Radio to people in the community at no cost. Make a difference: join us and you will have fun in the process.

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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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