Sun Sounds of Arizona

Address: 2323 W 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 774-8300 Fax: (480) 7748310 Email: Website:

Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to information to people in the Southwest who cannot read print because they have a disability. Sun Sounds provides access to print on the radio, Internet and telephone. "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." 

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