The Wakefield Talking Newspaper is a voluntary organisation that records information from the Wakefield Express and other local sources for listeners who are registered as visually impaired or blind. We publish our paper in two versions:-
Online: Our online edition contains items from the Wakefield Express and, often, notes about local events; contributions from local people and groups; recordings of local meetings; and local interviews.
This version is available via a number of online channels:- a player on this website; a telephone number; any Alex enabled player; a smartphone app; and through the British Wireless for the Blind Fund’s Bumblebee and Sonata players. Please see our ‘Get Wakefield Talking Newspaper‘ page for further details about how to access the online version.
The online version usually lasts about seventy minutes and is available from midday every Saturday.
Through the post: In addition to the online articles, our USB stick version each week also includes audio copies of three national magazines such as People’s Friend, BBC History, Good Housekeeping, Readers Digest and National Geographic.
The USB version usually lasts about four hours and is delivered to our members through the post on Tuesday mornings.
This version is only available to WTN members who must be persons with registered visual impairment. We are, of course, always delighted to welcome new members, so if you are interested in receiving our recordings, or know someone who you think may benefit from receiving them, please contact us. Membership is free and we can loan USB players at no cost to members who need them.
If you prefer to listen to an audio description of our Newspaper, please click on the play button below:-