Sun Sounds Open House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
Tempe, AZ, September 16, 2009
30th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE TO SHOWCASE DIGITAL TECHONOLOGIES TO ASSIST ARIZONANS WHO ARE PRINT-DISABLED
Sun Sounds of Arizona, an information access service for people who cannot use printed material, opens their broadcast studios to the media and general public on Wednesday, October 7, 10am-1pm in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. The event will feature demonstrations of several digital technologies (blind-friendly HD radio, internet streaming, and podcasting) that Sun Sounds will use to provide on-demand audio to listeners.
Sun Sounds will also demonstrate Sun Dial 2, the new digital version of the telephone dial-in system that allows listeners to surf the internet without a computer, hear Sun Sounds’ live broadcast, and access archived programs.
In Tempe, Tom Simmons of Phoenix, Katie Griffith of Mesa, and Kitty Weiss of Mesa will also be on hand to describe how Sun Sounds of Arizona impacts their lives. For 20 years listener Tom has relied on his Sun Sounds radio to hear the Arizona Republic read aloud. Katie, a new listener in her early 20’s, streams Sun Sounds on her computer, and enjoys the arts and entertainment programming. Kitty is a senior citizen with diabetes who listens to Diabetes Newsletter to help her manage her disease.
Expected dignitaries include Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Arizona Representative Ed Ableser (D17), Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, and Rio Salado College President Dr. Linda Thor.
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 service of Rio Salado College's Division of Public Service, Sun Sounds uses 500 volunteers across the state to provide information access free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using special radios, designated cable systems, telephone and the internet.