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!

Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)

CBS is a common condition amongst people who have lost their sight. To find out more go to the Members Area / Editors Content page.

National Conference & AGM 2019

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

Creative Workshops

Check out Creative Workshops being run at RNIB. Go to Editors Content "Events" for more information. 

Further information and a booking form is available to download here.

International Glaucoma Association

Information and a link to the IGA is available on the Help and Support / Website Links and other Charities page.


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

"So You Want To" booklets available to download

"Recently added" - Walk and Talk with a Visually Impaired Person (VIP)

Sight Village

Sight Village Central 2019. This annual two day event takes place on Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th July at Cranmore Park Conference Centre, Solihull

Sight Village North West 2019. Tuesday 1st October. The one day event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel. Manchester

Safeguarding Policy

Updated Safeguarding Policy available from the Members Area

TNF Strategy

The Strategy document is available from the Members Area / Policies, Guidelines and Booklets

Guidance documents for all the above items are available in the Members Area - Policies, Guidelines and Booklets.


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

Cyber Security for Small Charities

Information from the NCSC on Cyber Security for Small Charities is available in the Members Area on the Policies, Guidelines and Booklets page


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.