Become a Listener

Are you blind, partially sighted or print disabled and want to access your local news, magazines and information in audio - for free - then your local Talking Newspaper can help. For further information click here.

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Talking Newspaper App

A mobile application that can be accessed independently from any smartphone or tablet. The app can be downloaded to smart devices for free from Apple and Android stores; and is available to people with a variety of difficulties reading text, such as dyslexia - not just the blind and partially sighted.

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TN Talk

The independent forum open to all to ask questions, share views and discussions on aspects related to a local Talking Newspaper.

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Become a Volunteer

Are you keen to help blind and partially sighted people access local news and information - time to spare- why not volunteer for your local Talking Newspaper? For further information on the volunteering roles click here.

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TNF Soundings

September 2020 saw the launch of TNF Soundings, a new website offering free-to-use information and entertainment audio articles relevant to blind partially-sighted and disabled people across the UK. For more information in the Members Area click here.

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TNF Winter Workshops

TNF winter workshops are available for any volunteer with a local TN or associate of TNF. The workshop topics will cover a range of subjects including governance, technical and general interest. Next workshop starts at 10.00am on Saturday December 12th. The topic is 'Publicising your TN and attracting new listeners'. Full details including login information are in the Members area.

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Become a Talking Newspaper Member

The Talking News Federation offers a range of benefits to local Talking Newspapers. Not a member of TNF? Missing out on all the benefits? Want to join? For more information on membership, click here.

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TN Online Services Guide

Gavin Smalley - Witney Talking News has produced an outstanding and significant guide to detail options for the delivery of your Talking Newspaper online to your listeners. This covers voice assistant and podcast guide including Alexa©, website and integration and telephone dial in service. A must read for any TN looking to develop an online service. The guide can be found and downloaded in the members area.

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TNF Independent Review

The Talking News Federation can facilitate an Independent Review of your audio newspaper. Further information can be found here.

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How to access the Members Area

Talking News Member or local Talking Newspaper volunteer - want to access the members area? For more information click here.

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Our Impact

1,054

Newspapers and magazines recorded by Talking Newspapers

25,000

Listeners receiving a local Talking Newspaper or magazine every week

15,000

Volunteers producing the Talking Newspaper or magazine

Editors Content

Editors content contains a range of articles that as a member of TNF any TN may add to your production. New articles are constantly added, Radio Times  Listings (weekly), Nature Notes and many others.  All have copyright permission. Do you have any articles, news items of interest, interesting interviews that you are willing to share. Please send them to [email protected]  Each audio file should be a maximum of 10mb however it may be possible to edit/split an audio file.

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