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EAST DEVON TALKING NEWSPAPER (Est. 1987)
Your Local Talking Newspaper recorded for the visually impaired living in the towns and areas of Axminster, Beer, Branscombe, Colyton, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a registered charity committed to supporting the visually impaired through our network of dedicated volunteers. Our objective is to support all visually impaired people in our area to access news and information about the community in which they live.
WHAT IS A TALKING NEWSPAPER?
Any person who is visually impaired or, in any way ‘print disabled,’ can receive all their local news from our free Talking Newspaper service – hearing what others can read for themselves. Newsworthy and entertaining items are recorded onto audio sticks from the local newspapers covering the towns and villages of the Sid Valley. The Post Office generously distributes the sticks free of charge direct to listeners' homes. A quarterly magazine is also recorded and distributed in the same way.
WHO CAN RECEIVE A TALKING NEWSPAPER?
Anyone who is visually impaired or unable to read print for whatever reason.
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED?
All listeners are provided with a playback device with which to play the audio stick. Support and instruction is provided on how to make use of the device.
Listeners who have access to a computer or other device, and are comfortable using it, may prefer to listen to the recordings via our Website where the weekly news, magazines, podcasts and archive material can be accessed.
HOW ARE THE AUDIO STICKS RETURNED?
By ‘free post’ in the plastic yellow wallet in which they are sent
WHO IS THIS WEBSITE AIMED AT?
Visually impaired adults living in the towns and surrounding villages of east Devon.