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CRIS - Connecticut Radio Information System
The Connecticut Radio Information System is a private, non-profit organization that broadcasts, via FM radio sideband and cable TV, a program of extensive readings from newspapers and current magazines for people who, because of visual, physical, or learning disability, are unable to read the printed page for information and enjoyment.
CVSBH - Connecticut Volunteer Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Connecticut Volunteer Services for the Blind and Handicapped, Inc. (CVSBH) is a non-profit corporation that works with the Connecticut State Library's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) to record books, pamphlets, and magazines onto cassette tape for those who cannot hold or read printed material.
BESB - Board of Education and Services for the Blind
State agency dedicated to serving all people who are legally blind and children who are visually impaired that are residents of the State of Connecticut.
CIB/OAK HILL - Connecticut Institute for the Blind / Oak Hill
Organization providing children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to live, learn and work in the community. "The mission of The Connecticut Institute for the Blind is to set the standard for the quality of life of, and to advance the inherent dignity of, people with blindness, visual impairment and other physical and mental disabilities through safe, cost-effective training, education, vocational and residential programs."
RFB&D - Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
RFB&D is a national educational library for those with print disabilities. It contains titles in a broad variety of subjects, from literature and history to math and the sciences, at all academic levels, from kindergarten through post-graduate and professional. Anyone with a visual impairment, learning disability or other physical disability, which makes reading standard print difficult or impossible, is eligible to use the taped textbooks.