CRIS RADIO RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE DIME BANK FOUNDATIONOn August 2, 2017, CRIS Radio received a $2,000 grant award from the Dime Bank Foundation. The grant award will help CRIS Radio continue its mission of providing audio access to print information for people who are … Continue Reading ››
CRIS RADIO RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE UNION SAVINGS BANK FOUNDATIONOn November 2, 2017, CRIS Radio received an $8,000 grant award from the Union Savings Bank Foundation. The grant award will help CRIS Radio continue its mission of providing audio access to print information for people … Continue Reading ››
CRIS RADIO RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEALHartford Courant November 21, 2017 On September 15 2017, CRIS Radio received a $1,200 grant award from the Archbishop's Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program. The grant award will help CRIS Radio continue its mission of providing … Continue Reading ››
Hartford Courant Nov 17, 2017
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Now because of a collaboration between NBMAA and CRIS Radio, visitors also can use a QR code and their cellphones to hear a brief description of Benton and an analysis of one of the paintings — “Arts of the City” — and the time in which it was painted.
Thumbs Up, Thumbs DownThe Norwalk Hour, Tuesday July 25, 2017 Thumbs up to Connecticut Radio Information System opening a new office in Norwalk. The station, which will serve southern Fairfield County, offers around-the-clock broadcasts of local and national print publications for people who are unable to read. CRIS is based in Windsor and has offices in … Continue Reading ››
Stamford Advocate: July 18, 2017
NORWALK — The city has welcomed a new nonprofit with the grand opening of Connecticut Radio Information System’s newest office at the Gate Lodge in Mathews Park.
CRIS Radio, State Library, & IDEAL Group Launch Voice of World War IPrefer pdf? Here you go!
Comcast Corporate’s Inside CI: July 2016Comcast and NBCUniversal employees are the driving force in creating the kind of world we want to live in – one where passion and creativity come together for the good of all. We welcome new ideas, and encourage imagination and ingenuity. Here’s the story of how one employee used his talents … Continue Reading ››
CRIS event topic on SportsCenter: April 2016
April 17, 2016CRIS Radio had its 6th Annual Dining & Dancing in the Dark Gala on Saturday night at the Bond Ball Room in downtown Hartford. Guests were treated to some fine dining and then entertained with a celebrity dance competition with members of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Guests included Sen. Richard Blumenthal, WFSB's Scott … Continue Reading ››
August 2015, Hartford Business JournalWindsor's nonprofit CRIS Radio and Mystic Aquarium announced Tuesday a pilot that offers visitors with low-vision or other print disabilities a new way to access print information displayed at the aquarium's exhibits. Read more.
April 2015, Hartford CourantThe buzz even before the dancers stepped onto the floor at the Bond Ballroom Saturday was that there were a couple of amateur contestants in the CRIS "Dancing With the Stars" dance-off who were going to be doing a lot more on the floor than just "Stayin Alive." Read more.
CRIS ON BETTER CONNECTICUT (March 2015)
February 2015, Hartford CourantIn these parts this announcement is almost as exciting as each time ABC reveals a new celebrity cast for its popular TV reality show "Dancing With the Stars." And with that said, CRIS Radio, the nonprofit radio service that broadcasts news and information to the blind and disabled, has announced the celebrity line-up … Continue Reading ››
November 2014, Journal InquirerIn furthering its mission to provide access to audio content to the visual and print- challenged, the Connecticut Radio Information System has released an app for Android devices. The CRIS Radio app, which is also available on Google Play for free, enables users to access their favorite programs and other content. Read … Continue Reading ››
August 2014, Comcast Newsmakers
July 2014, Hartford Magazine
The digital information age has overtaken CRIS Radio, Connecticut's longtime "talking newsstand" for blind and print-handicapped people. And executive director Diane Weaver Dunne couldn't be more excited about the possibilities. Read more.
June 24, 2014 ESPN Corporate OutreachESPN's Radio Readers participated in a volunteer reception at the Governor's Mansion in Hartford recently on behalf of the Connecticut Radio Information System, Inc.... Tam ESPN contributes by reading and recording each edition of ESPN The Magazine as well as Deportes Magazine for CRIS. Read more.
March 7, 2013 HartfordBusiness.comWindsor nonprofit CRIS Radio has expanded its media "infotainment" services to patients at Hartford's Connecticut Children's Medical Center – the first of its kind in the nation, authorities say. CRISKids, in partnership with Comcast, offers audio versions of articles published in nearly 20 award-winning children's magazines streamed through the hospital's in-house TV … Continue Reading ››
March 5, 2013 By Steven Crighton Journal InquirerPatients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford can turn off the cartoons in favor of the hospital's new in-house radio service, which offers an educational way to pass the time while receiving treatments. The first-of-its-kind service provides patients the ability to stream CRISKids, an alternative to print magazines … Continue Reading ››
March 4, 2013HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- CRIS radio and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center are beginning a first-of-its-kind service for children. It will offer young patients a new way to pass the time while they receive medical treatments. Televisions in each room will be outfitted with audio recordings of books and children's magazines, such as … Continue Reading ››
Volunteers in Team ESPN Radio Reading Room Produce Audio Versions of ESPN The Mag, ESPN Deportes MagFebruary 4, 2013 ESPN Front Row The words in ESPN The Magazine and ESPN Deportes Magazine paint vivid pictures to complement rich photography and imaginative layouts. Still, not every sports fan can appreciate those publications in print. Last year, ESPN’s Corporate … Continue Reading ››
April 24, 2012 By Maryellen Fillo, The Hartford Courant
Just call him Fancy Footwork Floyd. That would be Aetna vice president Floyd Green, who, after Saturday night’s CRIS Radio “Dancing in The Dark” gala, knows that if the insurance gig doesn’t work out, he can always give dance lessons. Read more.