Reading’s Talking Newspaper is a free service which enables blind, vision-impaired and listeners with other disabilities to keep in touch with the local community. For housebound listeners, the talking newspaper can provide a sense of belonging in the wider community with familiar and friendly voices in the home each week.
The newspaper contains 45 minutes of news articles from Reading’s local papers, these are taken from the issues of the previous week leading up to recording day.
There is another 45 minutes which contains the magazine style features covering a wide range of interests. For example, new titles added to the Reading library’s audio books list and recipes plus the death notices as a number of our readers do like to check up on who they have outlived.