Welcome to the Talking News Federation

TNF is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK. It was formed specifically:

  • To provide information, guidance and help to local Talking Newspapers across the UK
  • To help TNs provide a comprehensive local news service to blind and partially sighted people
  • To provide people with information and contact details
  • To campaign at a National level on related issues on behalf of local TNs 
Talking News Federation (TNF) - talking newspapers providing local news and information for local people

What's New?        

Check here regularly for new information!

TNF Newsletter

A Word version of the latest TNF Newsletter has been added to the Members Area, TNF Magazine page of the website.

National Conference & AGM 2019

National Conference & AGM for 2019 took place at the Woodland Grange Hotel Leamington Spa, on Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September 2019.

So you want to booklets

New titles are available from the Members Area, Policies, Guidelines and Booklets page of the website.


Copyright Guidance Overview from the IPO; Copyright Guidance - Disabled from the IPO; Copyright Statutory Instrument (June 2014)

Sight Village

Sight Village South-East 2019. Tuesday 5th November and Wednesday 6th November. The two day event will take place at Kensington Town Hall London.


To download a membership form please go to Help and Support, Join Us


Is your TN struggling? Do you need some financial or technical support?

TNF has introduced a Grant Scheme to help you to achieve your goals. The grant can be used to buy or loan much needed equipment, to get specialist advice, or hands-on help, or just have a mentor there to support you.

A link to the details of the scheme are in the Members Documents area of the TNF website together with the Application Form.

Screen Reader and Font Size Information

Information about Screen Readers and Font Sizes in available in the Help and Support area of the site


Are you a member of TNTALK, the independent forum on which you can post questions and points for discussion? If not, and you would like to be, just go to Help & Support FAQ's where you can find all the details you need for joining.