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Current Infosound audio downloads
3,000 year-old tactile access to Egyptian history at the British Museum 
duration 8:12   |   published on 23 Aug 2016  | relevant until 26 Nov 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: may also be of interest to listeners outside Greater London
Recent changes to, and the way forward for, the RNIB Newsagent service 
duration 11:45   |   published on 20 Aug 2016  | relevant until 31 Oct 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: for editorial reasons this is an extended feature
The Assistive and Inclusive Home Technology guide 
duration 8:03   |   published on 17 Aug 2016  | relevant until 31 Oct 2016
Writing guides 
duration 1:40   |   published on 15 Aug 2016  | relevant until 31 Oct 2016
Tactile tours of the Houses of Parliament 
duration 7:46   |   published on 13 Aug 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: may also be of interest to listeners outside the M25
A call for a hold on creating more shared space pedestrian schemes 
duration 7:43   |   published on 12 Aug 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: original version (11 Aug) updated in light of Government announcement
Headphones that enable the wearer to also hear sounds around them 
duration 5:45   |   published on 08 Aug 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
How vision-impaired people in England can find a sighted guide to help them to get running 
duration 2:40   |   published on 06 Aug 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
Free and accessible gardening publications for vision-impaired people 
duration 2:40   |   published on 04 Aug 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
Fears that some people in England may not be being properly assessed for rehabilitation support 
duration 7:53   |   published on 02 Aug 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
Three products to help with the tactile marking of, just about, anything 
duration 7:58   |   published on 28 Jul 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
Audio described tours of Bentley Priory Museum in North London 
duration 7:58   |   published on 26 Jul 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: Not necessarily only relevant to those in the Greater London region
Choosing a USB audio player 
duration 7:15   |   published on 24 Jul 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
Online Today now runs 100 sessions a month to help vision-impaired people to use the Internet 
duration 7:25   |   published on 21 Jul 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
Non-slip food preparation boards with raised edges 
duration 5:41   |   published on 18 Jul 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
The RNIB box at the Royal Albert Hall 
duration 6:02   |   published on 14 Jul 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: Not intended as solely relevant to those in, and around, Greater London
Three talking healthcare products 
duration 5:54   |   published on 12 Jul 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
Personal sighted guiding from Guide Dogs' My Guide and Friends and Family guiding services 
duration 7:28   |   published on 07 Jul 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
Choosing and using magnifying mirrors 
duration 7:58   |   published on 05 Jul 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
The National Gallery's "Art Through Words" descriptive sessions for vision-impaired people 
duration 7:40   |   published on 03 Jul 2016  | relevant until 30 Sep 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: Probably most relevant to listeners within the M25
RNIB fears Attendance Allowance could be under threat in some areas 
duration 7:33   |   published on 30 Jun 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
Two press-to-talk-the-time alarm clocks 
duration 4:40   |   published on 28 Jun 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
How Calibre Audio Library spreads the word about it subscription-free service 
duration 6:57   |   published on 25 Jun 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
South East London Vision's social events for vision-impaired members 
duration 5:43   |   published on 25 Jun 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
The Doro 612 PhoneEasy mobile with "Fuss Free" phone service subscription 
duration 7:50   |   published on 17 Jun 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
How user-friendly are domestic appliances designed to be for vision-impaired people? 
duration 7:26   |   published on 15 Jun 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
Joining-in this year's Shakespeare 400th anniversary with Living Paintings 
duration 4:11   |   published on 13 Jun 2016  | relevant until 31 Aug 2016
The Greater London Let's Go Out information and the Link Up guiding services  
duration 7:02   |   published on 11 Jun 2016  |   relevant until 31 Aug 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: Only relevant to listeners living in the Greater London boroughs
A new audio-described guide to St Paul's Cathedral  
duration 3:42   |   published on 24 May 2016  |   relevant until 31 Aug 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: Possibly most relevant to listeners within the M25
Rowing sessions on the Serpentine for vision-impaired people  
duration 2:54   |   published on 18 May 2016  |   relevant until 31 Aug 2016
PRODUCTION NOTE: Probably only relevant to listeners within the M25
Audio trailers for Infosound services

The monthly Infosound Despatch audio magazine on CD - England (& GB) edition - generic
duration 1:53   |   published on 01 Jul 2016  |   relevant until replaced

The monthly Infosound Despatch audio magazine on CD - Greater London (& England) edition - generic
duration 1:59   |   published on 01 Jul 2016  |   relevant until replaced

The frequently-updated Infosound Select information service online - generic
duration 1:30   |   published on 01 Jul 2016  |   relevant until replaced
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The Infosound Audio support service for talking newspapers and
magazines, radio services and other not-for-profit organisations
providing information for vision-impaired people
Infosound is an independent registered charity serving vision-impaired (blind and partially-sighted) people in England and beyond.  And this Infosound Audio
service is specifically for not-for profit and charitable organisations in the UK that provide information, in audio, for blind and partially-sighted people.

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 England, but many of the subjects we cover may well be relevant to other parts of Great Britain and beyond.

The core of our service is the production of individual audio articles 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.
Thank you.

Each of our audio articles is produced as a downloadable 64Kbps or 80Kbps, 44.1KHz mp3 file. 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.

At the foot of this page, we also offer downloadable audio trailers for the various Infosound services.  Whether or not you download and carry our individual audio in
your own audio publication or programme, we would be extremely grateful if you were able to play any, or all, of these trailers to help to make your blind and
partially-sighted listener aware of what we are able to offer them.  Thank you.
Talking newspapers and magazines and not-for-profit radio stations and information services:

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.
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