Every fortnight, Chichester Area Talking News (CATN) produces an hour of local news which is recorded on USB memory sticks and mailed to more than 300 blind and partially sighted listeners, and is also available on the website www.catn.org.uk and the BWBF App and Alexa.

The service is for blind, partially sighted and other disabled people in the Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst and Petworth areas – that is to say the areas covered by the three editions of the local ‘Observer’ newspaper – from the coastal towns and villages as far north as the Surrey border, east to Yapton and Walberton, and west to Emsworth.

Founded in 1975, CATN has provided a service to blind, partially sighted and other disabled people for 46 years. The news is taken mainly from the local newspapers and the service is provided entirely by a team of volunteers who also produce a quarterly magazine called ‘Insight’.

Service Frequency

The News Programmes are recorded and sent out fortnightly and the ‘Insight’ audio magazine is issued quarterly.

Recording formats: The service is provided using USB memory sticks, the website www.catn.org.uk and online services. People with other disabilities can listen to our programmes, free of charge, from our website or Alexa.

Contact details 

Contact name:  Richard Bunker

Telephone:  01243 775050

Website:  catn.org.uk