Sun Sounds of Arizona

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ABOUT SUN SOUNDS OF ARIZONA

Sun Sounds of Arizona makes current written material accessible through audio for people who cannot read print because of a disability. It is a window to the world for 49,000 listeners. More than 80 percent of Sun Sounds’ 370 active volunteers is encore talent, including Roy Weinberg, a former digital circuit designer. In his retirement, he’s now a reader and control board operator; but he has also written music and software code for Sun Sounds, and he built the “cone of silence,” an audio improvement apparatus that surrounds readers to cut reverberation.

Project Team

Director: Kate Stilley-Steiner

Cinematographer: Wynn Padula

Editor: Jackie Zabel

ABOUT THE PIPER TRUST ENCORE PRIZES FOR EXCEPTIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Every two years, the Piper Trust Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations recognize nonprofits in Maricopa County for meeting important social needs, solving problems, and improving well-being for people and communities through the encore movement.

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CATEGORY
Aging, Disability, Social Entrepreneurship