Triangle Radio Reading Service
October 27, 2010
My last volunteer effort with TRRS was to do a very extensive telephone survey of all its visually impaired, blind and otherwise physically disabled keeping them from holding print material. Others may have a cognitive disability – the result of a stroke or closed head injury – and can no longer comprehend print material. These listeners are highly complimentary of this radio service that provides a connection with the sighted world. Some of the benefits sighted men, women and children take for granted were shared with me.
*I love the exercise program!
* I wouldn't know what Food Lion had on sale.
* I'd be lost, it's a blessing to me.
* I'd hate to lose it, I listen to it everyday.
* It adds to the richness of my life.
* It would affect your ability to do your shopping.
* I'd miss it. I'm thankful it exists.
* It keeps me informed.
* Keeps me current - a companion for me sometimes.
* It would be dull. I think it's wonderful!
* I would never hear other opinions, obituaries, or grocery ads.
* Life would not be as rich.
* It's a bright spot in my day.
* It means I can talk intelligently with my friends and I don't feel so isolated.
I'm proud to be a volunteer with Triangle Radio Reading Service and encourage you to consider it and above all DONATE to keep it going for these appreciative people.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
By hearing from over 400 listeners personally 1 on 1.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a donor willing to donate enough funds to keep this already efficient and lean running service on the air for now and years to come. New ever changing technology for airing and reaching viewers is needed. They rely on volunteers and we are 150 strong but money is needed to keep TALKING to these listeners around the clock.
Volunteer & Telephone listners survey.