Rotherham Talking Newspaper is a local registered charity that exists to provide a service to people, of any age, who are Blind or otherwise Visually impaired, or are just unable to hold and read a newspaper or magazine due to age or disability.
The charity is guided by a board of Trustees and operated, on a daily basis, by 2 part time staff and around 25 volunteers.
Every week we produce an 80 minute audio recording of local news, taken from the Rotherham Advertiser as well as an 80 minute Magazine of articles, short stories, quizzes etc.
By Wednesday of every week the audio recordings have been edited, copied onto the relevant media, packed into pre-addressed pouches, transported to the local post office, and posted of to our Listeners
The Service is totally FREE to Listeners and produced almost entirely by volunteers. Our recordings are distributed by post every week on either audio cassette, CD, or USB Memory Stick, using the "Articles for the Blind" free postal service.
Over recent years we have tried to explore ways of offering the serviceto people who are not Visually Impaired but who are unable to hold or read a newspaper due to age or disability.
We are now able to offer the service to anyone who has a Broadband connection by virtue of the Alexa Intelligent Speaker system.
Our service is now also available on any computer, pad, or smart phone through Web Browsers