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, Norwalk, Norwich, Trumbull, West Haven, and our broadcast center in Windsor. Read More...
CRIS Radio honored its 300 volunteers from around the state at a reception at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Volunteers are individually recognized when celebrating 5 year increments of service. Read more.
The 21st CRIS Golf Classic was a huge success, raising money by gathering old friends and new for an afternoon of the ancient game. The money raised from the tournament allows CRIS to offer its service at no cost to people living in the community who are blind or unable to read due to learning, physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.
CRIS Radio has received a grant from the North Central Area Agency on Aging to train seniors in local senior centers on the wonders of new technologies. Included in the trainings will be information about the CRIS app, how to use Alexa and other smart devices and Audio Reading Books.
In addition, CRIS is developing a Technology Resource Guide, podcasts and a webpage to further help seniors "plug-in".
The first event was at the Enfield Senior Center and met with great success. CRIS will be partnering with NEAT @ Oak Hill to help seniors explore the wonders of a smart home.
More information may be found HERE.
CRISKids for Schools was among the resources offered at Fall for Enfield, a fair for Enfield residents hosted by ERFC. CRISKids for Schools is available to all of the students in Enfield schools and is used by ERFC, an after-school program. CRIS is providing training and support throughout the year.
CRISKids for Schools kicked off the 2018 school year by offering a professional development (PD) session to 78 teachers from Enfield. The session was developed and led by long time CRISKids users Lauren Lieberman and Cassandra Hunt, both of Kennelly School in Hartford.
The PD was hosted by Educational Resources for Children (ERfC) and funded through grants from the Fund for Greater Hartford and The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
(Note: We are updating the iOS app which was not operating properly after the iOS platform was updated. We are waiting for the latest iOS upgrades to be published before we test and release the latest version of the CRIS Radio iOS app.) CRIS … Continue Reading ››
CRIS is excited to announce the launch of our new website. While you may not notice a big difference, we hope that it improves your online CRIS experience.
Our primary goal with our new website is to improve accessibility for people with disabilities, including those who are blind and have low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photo-sensitivity and combinations of various disabilities.
World War I Archives Made Accessible with Audio Recordings
CRIS Radio, the IDEAL Group, and the Connecticut State Library (CSL) are working together on a collaborative pilot project to improve access to archival records and historical documents for individuals with print disabilities. Read more.