N-Vision's Talking Newspaper Service is just one of the services offered by N-Vision, a Visionary Blind Society in the North West. Over 100 volunteers, split into teams, prepare and record extracts from all the local papers and many popular magazines onto DAPs (Digital Audio Plugs) which are sent out weekly to hundreds of local service users to listen to in the comfort of their home. Each DAP contains a selection of all the local newspapers and many popular magazines including: Lancashire Life, Best of British, Radio Times, Which Consumer, Health and Wellbeing to name but a few.  Each DAP usually contains around 8 hours of listening.

Other services include Talking Library Books, a transcription service into audio, large print and Braille, a residential home for elderly visually impaired, sheltered accommodation, social centres, a variety of training courses including Visual Awareness Training, Caregivers at Home (including a gardening service), a personalisation brokerage service and conference facilities.


This TN has many publications listed.

Local Newspapers – weekly:

  • Searchlight – magazine and information issues
  • Gazette – local news covering weekly issues
  • Lytham St Annes Express – news articles from the Fylde area
  • Fleetwood Weekly News – news articles from the Wyre area
  • Weekend Papers – news from several weekend papers
  • The Week – weekly news from home and abroad
  • Sport Report – covering all aspects of sport throughout the week

Magazines – monthly:

  • Lancashire Life – articles from the popular county magazine
  • Best of British – a look back on British traditions and events
  • Lancashire Magazine – published every 2 months looking at local issues
  • Short Stories – brief, but interesting stories that last no longer than 20 minutes
  • Ladies’ Choice – covering a whole range of ladies issues
  • History/lifestyle – published every 2 months looking at the past and present issues
  • Women’s Magazine – another popular ladies’ magazine
  • Which Consumer Magazine – the consumer magazine giving you tips on many day-to-day products
  • Info sound – updated news for blind and visually impaired people

Contact details

Contact name:  Ruth Lambert

Telephone:  01253 362686

Website:  https://nvision-nw.co.uk/