Sun Sounds of Arizona - Tempe - Tempe, AZ

Sun Sounds of Arizona

Sun Sounds bridges the information gap between current print media and people who cannot use it because of a disability. Mission: Sun Sounds of Arizona ... See more provides audio access to information to people in the Southwest who cannot read print because they have a disability. Vision: Sun Sounds of Arizona will make creative use of technology and talent to ensure that every disabled person has the opportunity to access the current and local information necessary to a self-directed, productive life. As a result, the inability to read print will no longer be considered a disabling condition. Sun Sounds of Arizona will continue to be a leader in the field of information access services and a willing partner to organizations with like goals. Sun Sounds of Arizona is innovative, committed to quality and to customer satisfaction. The audience of Sun Sounds of Arizona is as diverse as the population in general. This is because people lose the ability to read print material for a vast number of reasons. Many lose their access to print late in life as a result of macular degeneration, diabetes, or other age related eye diseases. Others lose the ability to use print because of a stroke, accident, or age-related infirmity. After a lifetime of reading newspapers, popular magazines, books and other current print, the sudden and dramatic loss of reading ability can bring a sense of great loss and isolation. Sun Sounds provides access to print on the radio, Internet and telephone. The radio service is an audio presentation which can be carried on an FM station in a hidden portion of the signal called a subcarrier or as an audio only service on cable. By providing the programming of a reading service it is possible for eligible listeners to hear daily newspapers, grocery ads, death notices, and other printed news used in day-to-day living. From the travel column in the newspaper to the local electoral results current print makes a difference in the lives of Arizonans. When volunteers from Sun Sounds’ studios read from daily papers, magazines grocery ads, and best seller books access to current print is restored and the sense of isolation is diminished making independent living much easier. Anyone who cannot read print because of a medical disability can sign-up for service. There is no fee to users. A program schedule is provided to help listeners tune in at the right time for the daily newspaper such as the Wall Street Journal, Arizona Regional papers, or USA Today. Other print information read aloud is from local grocery or department stores and even best-seller books are provided in serialized form. Another interesting fact about Sun Sounds is that the on-air voices are all those of volunteers. There are hundreds of volunteers who provide this help throughout Arizona, including those in Sun Sounds' offices in Flagstaff and Tucson. Sun Sounds of Arizona launched the first of its kind telephone based reading service, Sun Dial. Sun Dial combines the intimacy of a volunteer reading live on the radio with the functionality of a web browser. Following voice prompts over the telephone and having no more sophisticated equipment beyond a touch-tone phone, a Sun Dial subscriber can hear Sun Sounds live, hear today's newspaper from prerecorded articles, and surf the internet from pre-selected web pages in the Sun Dial menu. Sun Dial was the first of its type to combine these functions, and remains an innovator by using both human readers and synthesized speech to create an information access point for any registered user. Like the broadcast based service, anyone who cannot use print because of a disability is eligible to use Sun Dial at no charge. . ------ Shows: The Wall Street Journal This Morning, Prime Time Radio, Music And The Spoken Word, Point of View, Chronicle Of The Old West, A Good Book, AM Newspapers, Angels, Arizona Capitol Times, Bajo el Sol, Bigler's World, Bits & Pieces, Blind Handyman, Book Reviews, Bookworld, Business World, Car Show, Career Readings, Centerfold, Children's Stories, Christian Science Monitor Hour, Comentarios, Cooks Corner, Coping, Cuentos, Diabetes Newsletter, Disability Nation, Disability News, Earth & Home, Electronic Showcase, Entertainment Weekly, Especiales de Supermercado, Get Fit with Gay, Green Thumb, Green Thumb, Grocery Ads, Grocery Ads, Health News, In Tune with Music, Inspiration, Jazz in Words and Music, Job Opportunities, Kids Space, Latina Style, Lions News, Living Simply and Spending Smart, Men's Magazines, Mi Salud, Natural Health, New Times, New Yorker Magazine, On the Road Again!, Personal Finance, PM Newspapers, Poetry, Religious Newspapers, Reminiscing, Retail Store Ads, Revista Semanal, Rolling Stone Magazine, Romance, Science Fiction, Science of Our Times, Short Stories - Classic, Short Stories - Humor, Short Stories - Mystery, Short Stories - Science Fiction, Soap Opera Stars, Special Features, Sports of all Sorts, Sun City News, Sun Sounds Community Calendar, Sun Sports, Sun The Week, Sunday Newspapers, Tabloids, Teen Magazines, The Economist Magazine, The Environment, The Game Show, The Historian, The Onion, The Philosopher, The Theatre, The Weekend, The Yuma Sun, Time Magazine, Touching the Future, TV Guide Magazine, TV Novelas, Vanity Fair, West Valley News Digest, Western Short Stories, Wildlife, Women's Magazines, Yuma Sun Daily ----- Hosts: Lloyd D. Newell, Doke Jake, Bruce Halperin, Big Bigler, Lean Hearn, Bill Davis, Ron Bersani, Bob Daly, Jennifer Dallaire, Frank Williams, Jim Raynak, Margie Zebell, Gilbert Gay, Patrick Munro, Mary Ellen, Bill Pasco, David Noble, Andrea Pasquale, Gay Gilbert, Andrea Pasquale, Doyle Redland, Mitzi Tharin, Terry Graedon, Bill Diekmann

Tempe - Arizona, United States - English

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(480) 774-8300

2323 W. 14th StreetTempe, Arizona 85281USA

The Wall Street Journal This Morning Prime Time Radio Music And The Spoken Word Point of View Chronicle Of The Old West See all shows... A Good Book AM Newspapers Angels Arizona Capitol Times Bajo el Sol Bigler's World Bits & Pieces Book Reviews Bookworld Business World Car Show Centerfold Children's Stories Christian Science Monitor Hour Comentarios Cooks Corner Coping Cuentos Diabetes Newsletter Disability Nation Disability News Earth & Home Electronic Showcase Entertainment Weekly Especiales de Supermercado Get Fit with Gay Green Thumb Green Thumb Grocery Ads Grocery Ads Health News In Tune with Music Inspiration Jazz in Words and Music Job Opportunities Kids Space Latina Style Lions News Living Simply and Spending Smart Men's Magazines Natural Health New Times New Yorker Magazine On the Road Again! Personal Finance PM Newspapers Poetry Reminiscing Retail Store Ads Revista Semanal Rolling Stone Magazine Romance Science Fiction Science of Our Times Short Stories - Classic Short Stories - Humor Short Stories - Mystery Soap Opera Stars Special Features Sports of all Sorts Sun City News Sun Sounds Community Calendar Sunday Newspapers Tabloids Teen Magazines The Economist Magazine The Environment The Game Show The Onion The Philosopher The Theatre The Weekend The Yuma Sun Time Magazine Touching the Future TV Guide Magazine TV Novelas Vanity Fair West Valley News Digest Western Short Stories Wildlife Women's Magazines Yuma Sun Daily

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