Piper Trust: Sun Sounds of Arizona
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.
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.