Review CRIS RADIO (Chicagoland Radio Information Service)
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CRIS RADIO (Chicagoland Radio Information Service)

Category: Entertainment, Service Provider/Agency, Disability-Aware Business
Location: 1850 West Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608
* this business has multiple locations
Studio: 8am til 3pm
Broadcasting 24 hours 7 days a week

Nearest Transportation Stop: Roosevelt and Wood bus stop
CRIS RADIO (Chicagoland Radio Information Service) provides daily readings of newspapers, magazines, syndicated programs, classic radio shows and audio described movies for listeners with a wide range of disabilities.
CRIS RADIO airs on the web at
and by phone at 712.832.2724. Check with your carrier long distance may apply.
Disability Aware Features:
  • Offer products or services for people with disabilities
  • Website is 508 Compatible or Accessible for Assistive Technology
Review CRIS RADIO (Chicagoland Radio Information Service)
This business has 1 positive and 0 negatives.
7:29pm 07/06/10

The Chicagoland Radio Information Service--or CRIS--is a service for people with visual impairments that will read aloud local newspapers, and they also read other interesting tidbits. This service is accessed via special radios that are given out to registered patrons. I have been a member of the service for several years and have found it to be wonderful. I haven't used the customer support in a long time, but when I first signed up the man with whom I spoke, Fred, was great. They used to have a dial-in number in addition to the radios but that number has been disconnected because CRIS relocated.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Other, Program schedules used to be mailed to patrons of the service via cassette, but I don't think these are available anymore.