FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
Tempe, AZ, April 27, 2010
SUN SOUNDS NAMED "VALUED COMMUNITY SERVICE" IN 2010 TEMPE MAYOR'S DISABILITY AWARDS
Sun Sounds of Arizona, a radio reading and information access service for people who cannot read printed material, will receive the 2010
Tempe Mayor’s Disability Award in the category of Valued Community Service from the City of Tempe Commission On Disability Concerns, in partnership
with Tempe Community Council.
“Sun Sounds is a state-wide service, we are especially proud to be recognized for the service we provide to residents right here in our own
backyard,” said Bill Pasco, Director of Sun Sounds of Arizona.
The Tempe Mayor’s Disability Awards honor people in the community who have overcome significant barriers to succeed in the workplace, as well
as businesses who support the full participation of people with disabilities in the workplace and all aspects of community life.
Sun Sounds of Arizona serves people in Tempe and across the state of Arizona who have disabilities that make reading, holding or understanding
printed material difficult. 500 volunteers across the state read from daily local and national newspapers, current periodicals, newsletters,
retail and grocery ads so that people with disabilities can lead independent and self-directed lives.
Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman will present this year’s awards in a ceremony on Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Pyle Adult Recreation
Center in Tempe. A keynote address will be delivered by Ted Telepak, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation for Gentiva Rehab Without Walls.
Several outstanding student employees will be recognized, as well as winners in the categories of Outstanding Employer of the Year, Outstanding
Employee of the Year, and Pride of the City. Also receiving the Valued Community Service Award is Tempe resident Ed Mitchell who, in 2009, nearly
single-handedly transformed the City of Tempe’s disabled parking ordinance to be more effective, efficient and accessible.
For additional information about this release, contact:
Marketing Coordinator, Sun Sounds of Arizona
2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281-6950
About Sun Sounds of Arizona
Sun Sounds of Arizona, established in 1979, is a radio reading and information access service for people who cannot read print due to a disability. A community outreach of Rio Salado College’s Division of Public Service, Sun Sounds and 500 volunteers across the state provide information access free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using special radios, designated cable systems, telephone and the internet.