THE WESTON AND SOMERSET MERCURY AND THE NORTH SOMERSET TIMES ON AUDIO CASSETTE

DETAILS OF A FREE WEEKLY SERVICE FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

The Woodspring Talking News, founded in 1985, records all the main news from The Weston and Somerset Mercury and The North Somerset Times on to cassette tape and some 250 copies are sent to visually impaired people throughout the North Somerset area every week. In addition to the local news, information is also included from organisations such as Vision North Somerset, The Royal National Institute for the Blind and Action for Blind People, as well as advice about other audio cassettes that are available for the visually impaired.
The service is completely free and no postage is involved as the cassettes are sent out and returned in special postal wallets under the “Articles for the Blind” concession from Royal Mail.  To qualify for this, the recipient has to be either registered blind or partially sighted, or be unable to read N12 typeface, which is similar in size to that used by the majority of newspapers. The Woodspring Talking News is a Registered Charity and every member is a volunteer.  The recording studio is located at The Lauriston Hotel in Weston-super-Mare which specialises in holiday accommodation for visually impaired people. For further information
please telephone John Hess
on 01934 622054