Did you know that there is a free audio news service for those in Epsom and Ewell who have difficulty reading?
Audio news for the blind in Epsom and Ewell is here! The Talking Newspaper features all sorts of news. Including the local borough news, magazine articles, and general information for the community. It is recorded weekly and distributed on a memory stick to local residents.
Although visually impaired people can listen to the news on the radio, it often doesn’t provide a deep analysis of stories that you will get with a newspaper or magazine. For this reason, talking newspapers have become increasingly popular. The first talking newspaper was launched in Wales in 1970, but there are now over 400 groups across the UK sending out recordings to 100,000 listeners.
The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper is a service specifically for those who have difficulty reading. You don’t have to be blind to receive the newspaper, and it is provided absolutely free of charge. As a charity, the service is completely free and run by volunteers. You can donate to the service here. The talking newspaper produces an audio recording each week on a Thursday which consists of three main sections. You can listen to or download it on their website.
The News – they take news stories from local newspapers and read them aloud
The Magazine – they share a varied selection of articles, recipes, poems, jokes and much more
The Supplement – which contains articles both of general interest and of special interest to the blind and partially sighted.
The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper is a registered charity.
For more information please visit www.eetn.org.uk or call 0137272 1519 to leave the message.