When reading print becomes just too tiresome, why not consider one of the ever-growing audio services. They come in a variety of formats but all use simple to operate equipment:
- Each week KAB records Kent Talking Newspapers – a free weekly recording of local news items taken from several different papers covering 13 areas throughout Kent and Medway. The service is free of charge and is sent out weekly on a USB memory stick. Read more about Digital Kent Talking News
- The most popular national newspapers and magazines, including the Radio and TV Times, are available from National Talking Newspapers and Magazines. Call 01435 866102 or visit www.tnauk.org.uk
- Kent County Council provides a free postal spoken word library service for adults and children who are sight impaired. Ask about this free service at your local library, call 03000 411966 or visit www.kent.gov.uk/libs
- Calibre Talking Books stock a wide range of recorded books for children and adults on standard cassettes or in MP3 format. Call 01296 432 339 or visit www.calibre.org.uk.
- The RNIB Talking Book Service loans over 15,000 audio books. The service is free of charge and Talking Books are delivered to you via the post. Recordings are produced in the Daisy format which lets you skip to a new chapter or insert a bookmark using a simple lightweight player with accessible controls. To learn more call 0303 123 999 or visit www.rnib.org.uk.
- The Torch Trust provides Christian literature in Braille, large print and audio. To find out more call 01858 438260 or visit www.torchtrust.org.uk.
For information about Asian language talking newspapers contact the following:
Gujarati - 0116 249 0909
Gujarati and Urdu - 01772 744148
Gujaratu, Urdu and Punjabi - 01274 848150