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Current Infosound audio downloads
The Big Button Call Blocker 
duration 6:59   |   published on 17 Feb 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
Macular Society Gadget Guides 
duration 7:23   |   published on 15 Feb 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
Wheels for Wellbeing sessions for vision-impaired people at three South London venues 
duration 2:17   |   published on 16 Feb 2017  |   relevant until 30 Apr 2017
The “Stay Well This Winter” messages are still being actively promoted across England 
duration 1:17   |   published on 14 Feb 2017  | relevant until 04 Mar 2017
The latest Infosound London bulletin 
duration 15:40 |   published on 13 Feb 2017  | relevant until 20 Feb 2017
Production note: for the Greater London boroughs and elsewhere within the M25
Support from Action for Blind People’s local Action Team in Birmingham 
duration 1:38   |   published on 13 Feb 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
The Daylight foldable magnifying table lamp 
duration 4:55   |   published on 08 Feb 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
Vision-impaired people's help wanted for researching "Enhanced Audio Description" 
duration 2:08   |   published on 08 Feb 2017  | relevant until 19 Feb 2017
Skiing and snowboarding taster days for vision-impaired people in Milton Keynes 
duration 2:09   |   published on 08 Feb 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
A chess club for blind and partially-sighted people in Bromley by Bow in London 
duration 1:24   |   published on 08 Feb 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
RNIB survey on best practice for wet and dry AMD, cataracts, and glaucoma treatment 
duration 4:09   |   published on 03 Feb 2017  | relevant until 17 Apr 2017 (has been extended)
The Scottish Blind Golf Society 
duration 2:09   |   published on 03 Feb 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
A singing group and a poetry group for vision-impaired people in, and around, Cardiff 
duration 1:13   |   published on 03 Feb 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
Help wanted in the design of a talking TV set-top box 
duration 2:39   |   published on 30 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
Bold-marked wall clocks from the Partially-sighted Society 
duration 3:21   |   published on 29 Jan 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
How RNIB Scotland supports vision-impaired people to find, or retain, a job 
duration 2:22   |   published on 28 Jan 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
The Access London Theatre brochure 
duration 1:08   |   published on 28 Jan 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
A “Couch to 5K” running course for vision-impaired people in, and around, Bristol 
duration 2:40   |   published on 25 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
The Ceredigion Association for the Blind's Telephone Visiting Service 
duration 1:23   |   published on 25 Jan 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
The mobile phone with vocalised features and SOS bracelet 
duration 5:57   |   published on 22 Jan 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
The "Big Skills" support aimed at helping vision-impaired people towards employment 
duration 6:30   |   published on 15 Jan 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
Production note: currently only relevant to E. Sussex, Bucks and Greater London
Benefit entitlements to help with housing costs 
duration 6:42   |   published on 15 Jan 2017  | relevant until 31 Mar 2017
Free, coached swimming sessions for vision-impaired people in Greenwich, London 
duration 1:55   |   published on 14 Feb 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
The NHS Accessible Information Standard is up and running in England 
duration 5:54   |   published on 06 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
The RNIB tax advice service 
duration 1:02   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
The fortnightly Perth Talking News, produced by Vision PK in Perth and Kinross
duration 1:24   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
The Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind resource centre 
duration 1:40   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
The North Wales Society for the Blind resource centre 
duration 1:10   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
East London Vision technology support 
duration 4:15   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
A report revealing poor provision of access information on UK museum websites 
duration 1:59   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
Forest Sensory Services in Gloucestershire 
duration 1:31   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
Kent Association for Blind’s three "Sight Centre" resource centres 
duration 1:49   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
Braille Music for Beginners for the Piano 
duration 1:30   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
Visibility’s “See-Hear” team in Dumfries and Galloway 
duration 1:30   |   published on 01 Jan 2017  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
A new book on braille note-takers and readers 
duration 7:34   |   published on 30 Dec 2016  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
An acoustic light probe and contrast detector 
duration 5:31   |   published on 27 Dec 2016  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
Seable holidays in Sicily and Slovenia for vision-impaired people 
duration 8:18   |   published on 23 Dec 2016  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
A microwaveable heat scarf and pad 
duration 3:06   |   published on 17 Dec 2016  | relevant until 28 Feb 2017
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The Infosound Audio support service for talking newspapers and magazines, radio stations, information services, not-for-profit organisations, health care professionals
and volunteers providing information for vision-impaired people
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.

Here we also provide some audio and large print promotional material explaining what Infosound is and does; and we would be extremely grateful if this could be
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.

The Infosound Audio Support Service 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:


phone Infosound on
03000 111 555 - option 7
email Infosound at audio@infosound.org.uk
write to Infosound at
PO Box 20, Brighton BN2 7XX

Infosound is a charity, registered in England and Wales (no. 1142082) and in Scotland (no. SC039929)
Production Notices
Guidelines for Use
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
postings.

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
and uninterrupted.

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
audio item).

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
Infosound Facebook page, where we can
also make posters and other printable
promotional material available to
download.
The Facebook logo: a white letter 'f' inside a blue round-edged square
Technical Information
Infosound Promotional Material

We would be very grateful if you could promote the free Infosound service to blind and partially-sighted people who might benefit from the
service we provide.  Thank you.

The Infosound Great Britain-wide service (audio trailer)

The Infosound Great Britain-wide service (WORD poster)

The Infosound Great Britain-wide service (PDF poster)
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 -
3dBm.

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.