Talking Newspaper Services in Worcestershire
Most people read news stories in print or via the internet and would consider this to be a routine day to day activity. Blind and partially sighted people may not be able to access news stories and Talking Newspapers were set up to provide access to a summary of the news.
What is the Talking News?
Most people read news stories wither in print or via the internet and would consider this to be a routine day to day activity. Blind and partially sighted people may not be able to access news stories and Talking Newspapers were set up to provide access to a summary of the news.
The first Talking Newspaper was formed in Aberystwyth in January 1970. There are now over 500 groups across the UK and more than 60,000 listeners. Talking Newspapers are provided in a recorded audio format.
Malvern Talking News
The Malvern Talking News is part of Sight Concern Worcestershire and operates as part of the charity’s services. It is run entirely by volunteers.
The Malvern Talking News is a summary of the news that is published in the Malvern Gazette and Ledbury Reporter.
To become a listener or get more information please contact Sight Concern Worcestershire on 01905 723245 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To use the Amazon Alexa skill simply say “Alexa, Enable Malvern Talking Newspaper”. Once enabled simply say “Alexa, Open Malvern Talking Newspaper” to listen to the latest edition. You can also use the web player opposite.
Alternatively, call 01684 252552 to listen to the Malvern Talking Newspaper over the phone, charged at the “local rate” of your telephone service provider.
Malvern Talking Newspaper is currently produced fortnightly. As this is a new system we are still developing some of our technical methods and hope that this will be a weekly publication in the very near future.
For updates about when the Malvern Talking Newspaper has a new edition released, you can follow our Facebook page – CLICK HERE
Worcestershire Talking Newspapers
Redditch and Bromsgrove Talking Newspapers
A voluntary organisation which provides the news for blind and partially sighted people in Redditch and Bromsgrove has celebrated four decades since it began.If anyone would like to receive the Talking Newspaper in Redditch or Bromsgrove, call Margaret Mountford on 01527 451 292 or email email@example.com
You can also access the Redditch and Bromsgrove Talking Newspaper through BWFB & TNF App for iPhone, iPad, Android Tablets and Android Smart Phones (Available on the App Store and Google Play) or through your Amazon Echo Alexa device by saying “Alexa, enable Redditch and Bromsgrove Talking Newspaper”
Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper
Local news by local people since 1980-The Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper Association (WFTN) is a registered charity. It’s easy to become a listener. You can do it in one of two ways: register online www.wftn.org.uk or simply telephone one of our listener liaison officer Janet Sheldon on 01299 823278. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE – Wyre Forrest Talking Newspaper is currently suspended but will resume as soon as it is able to produce the Talking Newspaper in a way that is safe for both the volunteers and the listeners.
Pershore Talking News
Contact Nicola Templeton-Ward, 21 Albert Park Rd, Malvern, WR14 1HL Pershore, Worcestershire, 01684 565082 or email email@example.com
UPDATE – Pershore Talking Newspaper is currently suspended but will resume as soon as it is able to produce the Talking Newspaper in a way that is safe for both the volunteers and the listeners.
Worcester Talking News
Bringing local news to visually impaired listeners. To receive the newspaper or magazine the contact address is, The Chairman, Colin Chance House,11 Wyld’s Lane, Worcester, WR5 1DA, or telephone 01905 767 766 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Evesham Talking Newspaper
If you would like to enquire about the Evesham Talking Newspaper, or If you, or someone you know, would like to receive our recordings, please phone 01386 422812, or the Chairman Peter Wisbey on 01386 41165. Or email email@example.com
Talking Newspapers in Surrounding Counties
Black Country Talking Newspaper
(Thomas Pocklington Trust) Service News and information in audio format for those who can no longer see to read a newspaper or magazine due to visual impairment. Pocklington Resource Centre, Mary Stevens Centre, 221 Hagley Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands,DY8 2JP Telephone-01384 440 333 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for talking newspaper enquiries.
Birmingham Talking Newspaper
A registered charity providing a free service of local news, entertainment and information for blind and partially sighted people living in and around Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield. New Listeners Referrals
Lizzy Hunting email email@example.com, Postal address, 25 Raddlebarn Farm Drive, Selly Oak, Birmingham,B29 6UN
The Talking News Federation
The Talking News Federation is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK
They can help you find your local Talking News wherever you live in the UK.
Call: 01793 497 555
Sight Concern Worcestershire
The Bradbury Centre, 2 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LH
Registered Charity: 1136716 / Company number: 07258623
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