Wycombe Talking Newspaper

Wycombe Talking Newspaper

At a glance

Causes

  • Physical disabilities

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

The Wycombe Talking Newspaper (WTN) is a free service for people who are severely sight impaired (blind), sight impaired (partially sighted) or print disabled, which make it difficult to keep up to date with what is going on in the local areas of High Wycombe, Marlow, Princes Risborough and Beaconsfield.

Activities

The Talking Newspaper is issued weekly and is based largely on an edited version of the Bucks Free Press. It is recorded on Fridays, the day that the paper is published, copied onto memory sticks and posted on Saturday by the Royal Mail "Articles for the Blind" scheme, being normally delivered on the following Monday or Tuesday. The latest edition is also available on the website on the same Saturday.

As well as the local news the recording includes notices from the RNIB, Bucks Vision and The Macular Society. Additional light hearted magazine editions are produced several times a year and sets of short stories.  Most weeks there are also tracks from the Talking Newspaper Federation called 'Soundings'.

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