Read all about it...or maybe hear all about it? Have you heard of East Devon Talking Newspaper?

Read all about it...or maybe hear all about it? Have you heard of East Devon Talking Newspaper? image

Did you know that your Local Talking Newspaper is recorded for the visually impaired living in the towns and areas of Axminster, Beer, Branscombe, Colyton, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth?

Who are they?

They are a registered charity committed to supporting the visually impaired through our network of dedicated volunteers. Their objective is to support all visually impaired people in our area to access news and information about the community in which they live.

So what do they do?

Any person who is visually impaired or, in any way ‘print disabled,’ can receive all their local news from our free Talking Newspaper service – hearing what others can read for themselves. Newsworthy and entertaining items are recorded onto audio sticks from the local newspapers covering the towns and villages of the Sid Valley. The Post Office generously distributes the sticks free of charge direct to listeners' homes. A quarterly magazine is also recorded and distributed in the same way.

Who can receive a talking newspaper?

Anyone who is visually impaired or unable to read print for whatever reason.

What equipment is provided?

All listeners are provided with a playback device with which to play the audio stick. Support and instruction is provided on how to make use of the device.

Listeners who have access to a computer or other device, and are comfortable using it, may prefer to listen to the recordings via our Website where the weekly news, magazines, podcasts and archive material can be accessed.

How are the audio sticks returned?

By ‘free post’ in the plastic yellow wallet in which they are sent.

Follow the link below to listen to some of their recordings.

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