TIRS is a service for individuals who are blind or visually or print impaired.
How TIRS began
A group of individuals in Winston-Salem met in June 1990 to form a board to fulfill the requirements for a charter to create a reading service in the Triad area. Current TIRS director, Linda Sparks, was a member of this initiative. After almost 10 years of dedication and perseverance, the Triad Information Reading Service was established in 2000, providing news and entertainment to those who are unable to read printed material. Over the past 17 years, TIRS has continued to serve its listeners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week both online and via special, easy-to-operate radio receivers loaned to eligible individuals.
The Triad Information Reading Service is dedicated to providing timely, printed matter and consumer information to the blind, physically disabled, and cognitively disabled residents of the Triad in North Carolina. As well as providing quality programs designed to help those individuals lead enriched, productive and independent lives.