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Sun Sounds of Arizona - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Sun Sounds of Arizona
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 774-8300 (Local)
(480) 774-8310 (Fax)
info@sunsounds.org
http://sunsounds.org

Brief Description

Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to information to people in the Southwest who cannot read print due to a disability. Sun Sounds of Arizona has recording facilities in Flagstaff, Tucson, and Tempe, and also serves listeners in Yuma with daily local and national newspapers, magazines, and books. There is no cost to listeners for this service. Volunteers read from Arizona newspapers, The Wall Street Journal and USAToday every day, as well as selections from 200 magazines, newsletters and current periodicals.

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Clients served on average per year: 49,000
Number of staff: 18
Staff description: 8 full-time, 10 part-time.
Geographic area served: Arizona through radio broadcasts and worldwide through Internet access to our audio stream.

Locations

1300 South Milton
Suite 202
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

7290 East Broadway
#166
Tucson, AZ 85710

1931 S. Arizona Ave.
Suite 4
Yuma, AZ 85364

Staff

Eleanor Mooney, Station Manager, (928) 779-1775, emooney@sunsounds.org
Mitzi Tharin, Station Manager, (520) 296-2400, mtharin@sunsounds.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • Broadcasts 124 audio programs weekly, some subject-focused featuring articles from multiple publications. Publications read include the Arizona Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today. Catalogs also read. Sun Sounds can also be accessed via a dial up service called Sun Dial. Sun Dial brings access on demand to printed and textual information for people who cannot read conventional print because of visual impairment or some other disability. Using a touch tone telephone, an individual chooses from national or local newspapers, grocery ads, text-based web pages, and selects human voice or synthesized audio reading. Broadcasts and links to other printed publications can be accessed through our website.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Sun Sounds of Arizona is a radio reading service for anyone who cannot use printed material. Volunteers read from Arizona newspapers, The Wall Street Journal and USAToday every day, as well as selections from 200 magazines, newsletters and current periodicals.
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