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Welcome to the Talking News Federation

The Talking News Federation (TNF) helps over 300 local Talking Newspapers to deliver local news and information in audio to visually impaired and print disabled people.

TNF Volunteer reading the news into a microphone

The Talking News Federation (TNF) is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of over 300 UK based Talking Newspapers (TNs) that produce talking news recordings for the blind and visually impaired. Established as a charity in 2005, the Talking News Federation supports, represents and helps to develop the work of all local UK Talking News organisations whilst assisting with the formation of new Talking News groups countrywide. Since 2005, each year, over 9,000 volunteers produce the Talking Newspapers and magazines for 25,000 Listeners who enjoy receiving their local recording each week. This equates to over 1,054 newspapers and magazines being recorded annually by the Talking News around the UK.

Talking News Federation Members can access a wide range of information on this site, once you have logged in. The membership login is show in the footer.

Both the Talking News Federation and local Talking News are run entirely by volunteers. Further information on how you can volunteer with us, or your local Talking News, can be found here.

Local Talking Newspapers and Magazines provide blind and visually impaired Listeners with a range of interesting local news, magazine articles and information on what is happening in their area. The recordings are sent out weekly or fortnightly from the Listener’s selected local Talking News. To find out more about the benefits of becoming a Talking News Listener click here.

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Become a Listener

Are you visually impaired or print disabled and want to access your local news, magazines and information in audio – for free? If so your local Talking Newspaper can help. For further information click here.

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Become a TNF 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.

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Work With Us

Are you keen to help visually impaired people access local news and information? Why not volunteer for your local Talking Newspaper? For information about volunteering roles in local TNs and in TNF, or if you’re a VI organisation who’d like to work with us, click here.


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