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 

What's New?        

Check here regularly for new information!

Our "So You Want To" booklets are now available to download!!!

Log into the Members area and click on the Policies and Guidelines link.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

New rules for ALL charities regardless of size are being introduced early next year. Do they affect your TN? Then check the information by logging into the Members area and click on the Policies and Guidelines link.



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.


Font Sizes

If you're using a Windows system and are having difficulty reading our web pages and would like to enlarge or even decrease them then:

  • click ctrl+ to increase the font size or ctrl- to decrease the font size

If you're using a Mac system then:

  • click cmd+ to increase the font size or cmd- to decrease the font size

Screen Reader Information

Natural Reader

Natural Reader is a professional text to speech program that converts any written text into spoken words.




NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice.



VoiceOver does more than tell you what’s happening on your Mac. It helps you make things happen. It gives you auditory descriptions of each onscreen element and provides helpful hints along the way


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.