Talking News Federation

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.

Become a Listener

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.

TNF Events

Details of all forthcoming events.

In 2022 there will be 3 smaller regional events, 2 local conferences and the AGM.

2023 should see a return to the weekend long national conference.

Become a Volunteer

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.

TNF Soundings

September 2020 saw the launch of TNF Soundings, a new website offering free-to-use information and entertainment audio articles relevant to blind partially-sighted and disabled people across the UK. All content is curated and provided by regular contributors, including weekly radio listings, monthly nature notes, regular news and features. For more information in the Members Area click here.

Become a Talking Newspaper Member

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.

TN Online Services Guide

Gavin Smalley – Witney Talking News has produced an outstanding and significant guide to detail options for the delivery of your Talking Newspaper online to your listeners. This covers voice assistant and podcast guide including Alexa©, website and integration and telephone dial in service. A must read for any TN looking to develop an online service. The guide can be found and downloaded in the members area.

TN Talk

The independent forum open to all to ask questions, share views and discussions on aspects related to a local Talking Newspaper.

Talking Newspaper App

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.

Editors Content

Editor’s Content contains a range of articles that, as a member of TNF, any TN may add to your production. Unlike Soundings, Editor’s Content articles are not reviewed and can be sent in ad hoc by any TNF member. If you have an article of interest to more than your local area that you are wiling to share, please send it to Each audio file should be a maximum of 10MB.

Our Impact


Newspapers and magazines recorded by Talking Newspapers


Listeners receiving a local Talking Newspaper or magazine every week


Volunteers producing the Talking Newspaper or magazine

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