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.
CRIS Radio has received a grant from the North Central Area Agency on Aging to train seniors in local senior centers, assistive living centers, and low vision groups 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 web page to further help seniors “plug-in”.
The first event was at the Enfield Senior Center and met with great success. CRIS will partner with NEAT @ Oak Hill to help seniors explore the wonders of a smart home.
More information may be found HERE.
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.
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State Library (CSL) are working together on a collaborative pilot project to improve access to archival records and historical documents for individuals with print disabilities.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.
(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.