The Talking News Federation exists to support and assist over 300 local Talking Newspapers to deliver local news and information in audio to blind, partially sighted and print disabled people. Read more
Advice from TNF for TN Members. Click here for more information.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE UNABLE TO ANSWER CALLS ON THE TNF TELEPHONE AT THE SHEFFIELD ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND AS THEIR OFFICES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. TNF CONTINUES TO ACCESS EMAILS. CONFIRMATION OF CHEQUES RECEIVED AND RENEWALS WILL BE DELAYED.
TNF appreciates that all TNs are facing significant and unprecedented challenges in coping with the impact of the Coronavirus epidemic. At a time when key volunteers are likely to be unavailable, the demand for your service to local VI communities is more important than ever. We hope that the following examples of approaches taken by other TNs and Service providers offers some creative ideas to help you safely through these difficult times. Click here for more information
Ann helped with her local Talking Newspaper as a teenager, and learnt many audio skills which she still uses to this day. Her parents are still involved in her local TN. Lots of organisations will now have to record remotely due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Ann has prepared an excellent suggested workflow for helping you to record your Talking Newspaper using tools which are free. TNF Members can access the workflow by logging in and click here.
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.
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.
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.
Membership renewals are now due for all TN's who are members of the Federation. Please note your renewal includes your insurance premium so failure to renew could leave you uninsured. Renewal reminders have been sent by email however click here for more information and a renewal form.
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.
The Talking News Federation can facilitate an Independent Review of your audio newspaper. Further information can be found here.
Talking News Member or local Talking Newspaper volunteer - want to access the members area? For more information click here.
Surplus equipment to sell or dispose of? Another Talking Newspaper may want it. Need some equipment- microphone, mixer or just wallets? Advertise your requirement through "Sales and Wants".