Infosound is an independent registered charity serving vision-impaired (blind and partially-sighted) people across reat Britain and beyond. And this Infosound
Audio support service is specifically for talking newspapers and magazines, not-for-profit radio stations and information services, for health care professionals
and volunteers and anyone else supporting blind and partially-sighted people in Great Britain.
We produce and freely distribute impartial information, in audio, on subjects that may be of interest to those who live with sight loss. Editorially, we cover the whole
of Great Britain, but some of the subjects we mention may well be relevant to blind and partially-sighted people
in Northern Ireland and elesewhere.
The core of our service is the production of individual audio feature of varying durations on topics relating
directly to living with sight loss, such as products, finance, leisure and holidays, mobility, health, employment
and training, consumer issues, travel, hobbies, daily-living advice and support and the issues of the moment.
Below is all the current Infosound audio material we have that can be freely downloaded and used by any
eligible provider of free information for the benefit of blind and partially-sighted people, such as talking
newspapers & magazines, community and hospital radio stations and free online information services.
Please refer to our guidelines for use (below) before downloading and using any of this audio material. We also
suggest you read the production notices we post on this page; these are updated as and when necessary.
downloaded and shared with vision-impaired people with whom you come into contact so that no one is excluded from receiving our free services. Thank you.
Infosound audio material may only be used
by charitable or community-based
organisations providing information, in
audio, to blind and partially-sighted people
free of charge. It may not be used for
commercial or promotional purposes or
associated with any form of advertising.
Only the current audio material that can be
found on the Infosound Audio downloads
web page may be downloaded. Please do
not attempt to download and use or
reproduce any material found elsewhere, be
that online, in our audio compilations and
magazines, in our podcasts or in our Twitter
Infosound audio material may not be edited,
augmented or changed in any way and
must be reproduced exactly as downloaded
and in such a way that each audio item can
be heard by the listener all the way through
Please do not use any of the Infosound
musical theme, jingles or spoken idents in
any form unless they appear within one of
our audio features or compilations.
Please do not let any audio material from us
be heard by your listeners beyond the date
we suggest it is relevant (as given with each
There is no need to credit Infosound as the
source of the material and we do not give
our presenters' names. However, if you do,
also mentioning those who support us -
British Wireless for the Blind Fund across
the UK and Thomas Pocklington Trust in
Greater London - would be appreciated.
We also communicate with
information providers, vision-
impairment sector health
care professionals, carers,
family members of vision-impaired people
and anyone else with an interest via the
also make posters and other printable
promotional material available to
Each of our audio features is produced as
a downloadable mp3 file. They are all
compressed mp3 files at an 80Kbps
constant bitrate and at a sampling rate of
44.1KHz. This represents 8.8 to 1
compression. The audio is peak limited to -
To download these files, left click on the
item title. If the audio plays rather than
downloads RIGHT click on item title and
"save ... as ...". With each feature article
we give you its total duration, the date on
which it was first produced and,
importantly, the date after which it should
not be heard by your listeners, since its
content may be out of date, inaccurate or
no longer relevant. With some items, we
also mention geographic relevance.