North Carolina Reading Service
Mission: The North Carolina Reading Service (NCRS) has been operating as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit serving the blind and print-impaired community since 1983. NCRS fills a vital role in replacing isolation with connections.
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the service, founded by North Carolina State Professor Doctor Ed Funkhouser and Raleigh businessman Ben Eason, provides news and information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NCRS provides quality programming with daily live broadcasts of the News and Observer and USA Today. We have also grown to include newspapers from eastern North Carolina.
Volunteers are the foundation of our organization. Last year over 150 volunteers contributed over 9,000 hours to NCRS as readers and recorders, technical support, fundraising, community outreach, and administrative support.