The Radio Reading Service of Eastern North Carolina is a broadcast service that provides audible readings of local news and other information to people of Eastern North Carolina who are blind, visually impaired, or physically challenged from reading printed materials in the usual manner.
The Radio Reading Service of Eastern North Carolina is a volunteer-staffed, non-profit corporation covering Central Eastern North Carolina including the counties of Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Pitt.
To have a special radio (SCA Receiver) sent to you, fill out our online application to make sure you qualify:
RADIO READING SERVICE HOLDS 2016 VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON.
It is estimated that more than 15,200 people in eastern North Carolina suffer significant functional limitation in seeing print. There are approximately 2000 individuals in this area who have been identified by the NC Division of Services for the Blind to be legally blind or visually impaired. There are many other persons who experience significant vision loss that are not registered with this state program. Many people who reside in group settings such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes also suffer vision loss due to various physical problems. The organization, Prevention of Blindness USA, indicates that 2.65 % of a given population can be used to determine the number of individuals with debilitating vision impairment.