Newham Talking Newspaper

A weekly audio news magazine of the local news from Newham. Listeners can be sent a free CD, or access it via an internet browser, the British Wireless For The Blind service on the Sonata Plus and Bumble Bee players, or on Alexa via the Talking Newspaper skill. (We do not do a USB stick service)

Service access criteria: To receive a free weekly CD, a listener must meet the requirements of the Royal Mail’s ‘Articles for the Blind’ free post scheme. This means being blind or visually impaired and registered as blind under the provisions of the National Assistance Act 1948. They also include people whose standard of close-up vision, with spectacles of N12 or less as certified by an ophthalmologist, doctor or ophthalmic optician. CD’s need to be individually addressed to the blind or visually impaired person at that address. There is no requirement for the recipient to be resident in Newham, but they require their own CD player
Managing a long-term health condition
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Waiting list (weeks): 0
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