Volunteers from around the state came together to celebrate their dedication to Connecticut's only radio reading service for people with disabilities. Volunteers with 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service were honored.
The judges gave perfect scores to Taylor Kinzler, co-host of NBC CT-Live, who danced a salsa with Arthur Murray Dance Studios pro Kadeem Jordon, and to Eva Zymaris, WFSB reporter, who danced a cha-cha with Luis Cabasa, also a dance pro with Arthur Murray. The audience’s votes broke the tie, giving Kinzler the win for her performance.
Among the evening’s highlights were the dance performances of two CRIS volunteers who also are CRIS listeners, Diane Duhaime and Steve Famiglietti. Duhaime danced a waltz with Arthur Murray’s Crisen McKenzie and Famiglietti, manager of assistive technology at Oak Hill, danced a tango with dance pro Sally Nasatka. READ MORE
Staff and volunteers of three nonprofits recently gathered together Thursday evening to celebrate their unique collaboration to bring words to life for people who are blind or cannot read due to other disabilities at the New England Carousel Museum (NECM). Read more.
The Mark Twain House and Museum and CRISAccess have teamed up to provide additional accessibility to the Hartford bard’s old digs. Audio recorded by CRIS volunteers now reads signs from the museum for people with smart devices.
Windsor Lions To Provide A “Vision Not Required”... A Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum Experience
The Windsor Lions Club is currently working on a centennial project, to install and maintain several narrated tours at Northwest Park. Each tour, comprising of numerous stations, will allow … Continue Reading ››
CRIS Radio launched CRIS en Español Streaming at the Toivo Center (Finnish for Hope) on Franklin Avenue in Hartford. Among the dignitaries was former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra who proclaimed the essential need for folks to receive news in the "spoken word." Read More
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