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Talking Newspaper Listener Benefits

Local Talking Newspapers and Magazines provide you with a range of interesting local news, articles and what is happening in your area. The recordings are sent out weekly or fortnightly. Your recording will be sent out to you in a special wallet, delivered and returned by free post under the Royal Mail’s concession ‘Articles for the Blind.’ If you are visually impaired or blind or are unable to read newspapers and magazines due to a disability, you can register for this free service and enjoy interesting news and magazine articles, keeping you up to date with local information.

How to find your local Talking Newspaper

Using our ‘Find a Talking Newspaper‘ page, you will be able to find many local talking newspapers and magazines around the country. You can either use the map to select the county in which you live or search using your postcode. When using this method, select the distance of 10 miles from your postcode as some organisations may be based in an adjacent town.

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Need help accessing your local Talking News?

If Listeners need assistance in finding their local Talking News, contact the Talking News Federation. Give us a call on 01793 497 555 and leave a message, email us at or fill in the contact form.

Listening to Talking Newspapers

Accessing quality recordings from your local Talking News is easy. Once you have registered, you will receive the free recordings on a memory stick and your local Talking News may be able to loan you a player for the memory stick. You will also be able to stream recordings via the internet using a mobile phone or tablet with a Wi-Fi connection or via Alexa or Google Smart Speakers.

TNF and British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) have joined forces to bring together local Talking Newspapers from across the UK. Follow this link for further information.
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If you do not want to listen to a particular article, simply fast forward to the next or rewind to listen again.

You can stop your free subscription at any time by contacting your local Talking Newspaper.

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Listening with an App

You can access the Talking Newspaper app from any smartphone or tablet and can be downloaded free of charge from both the Apple and Android. This app is available to people who experience a range of difficulties reading text, including dyslexia and is not just for the blind and visually impaired.

Connecting through the app you will be able to access over 200 regional Talking Newspapers enabling you to keep up to date with what is going on throughout the country.

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