CRIS Website: Usage Tips


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.  For that reason, CRIS selected a template that complies with  WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).

In addition, the new website is responsive to various display sizes of different brands of mobile devices, making it easier to access CRIS while on the go.

We also are very excited that our new website includes a dynamic search engine that quickly identifies titles in our extensive on-demand CRIS Audio Library, particularly useful for teachers and parents.   This tool is the direct result of requests made during a teachers’ focus group.

“Your audio library has gotten too large, and I can’t find what I’m looking for,” complained a special education teacher from Vernon.  With technical grant funding from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the skills and patience of our great friends from The Ideal Group, we are now able to offer teachers and parents this wonderful method for finding the materials they need for their students or children.