We give blind, visually impaired and listeners with other disabilities the independent means of keeping in touch with what's going on in the local community.
It enables blind, visually impaired and listeners with other disabilities to keep in touch with the local community. For housebound listeners, the talking newspaper can provide a sense of belonging in the wider community with familiar and friendly voices in the home each week.
The first 45 minutes contains articles from Reading in Berkshire newspapers, The Reading Evening Post and the Reading Chronicle. The articles are taken from the issues of the previous week leading up to recording day. There are usually 3-4 newsreaders plus the editor each week, providing a variety of voices for the listeners. There is another 45 minutes which contains the magazine style features covering a wide range of interests. For example, Adrian Lawson's, wild life reports, new titles added to the Reading library's audio books list and recipes plus the death notices as a number of our readers do like to check up on who they have out lived.
The Talking Newspaper is available free to anyone in the Reading area or the UK and now on the web who is connected with or interested in Reading Berkshire and is unable to read newsprint for whatever reason.
So if you are vision impaired or know someone who is please click on the link below and fill in one of the application forms, this will depend on which service you wish to receive.
Who can and how to become a listener
As you can see we offer a vital service and are always looking for new volunteers so please click on the link below and check out the jobs we require volunteers for. If there is a job there that you would like to know more about or to help us with please fill in the application form and a committee member will contact you.
Job summary and how to Become a volunteer
Reading's Talking Newspaper for the blind
Charity No. 271880
Reading's Talking Newspaper
Reading Association for the Blind (RAB)
Telephone The chairman, Bob Bristow, 0118 958 2056