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Current Infosound audio downloads
Three new lengths for the range of aluminium folding long canes with roller tips
duration 2:20   |   published on 28 Apr 2017  | relevant until 30 Jun 2017
Guided London Walks
duration 1:45   |   published on 28 Apr 2017  | relevant until 30 Jun 2017
A telephone befriending service for vision-impaired people across Great Britain
duration 5:04   |   published on 24 Apr 2017  | relevant until 30 Jun 2017
Accessible voting, and registering to vote, in the June 8th general (& May 4th local) election
duration 7:23   |   published on 21 Apr 2017  | relevant until 04 May 2017
NOTE: This item will be updated at least twice before polling day on June 8th
Cobolt System’s portable, multi-function talking FM Radio
duration 7:23   |   published on 20 Apr 2017  | relevant until 30 Jun 2017
The current Victor Reader Stream media player and recorder 
duration 4:54   |   published on 17 Apr 2017  | relevant until 30 Jun 2017
Audio-based services from Somerset Sight 
duration 4:54   |   published on 17 Apr 2017  | relevant until 30 Jun 2017
The Aquabats Sports and Social Club for the Blind in Greater London 
duration 4:54   |   published on 17 Apr 2017  | relevant until 30 Jun 2017
2017 themed breaks at the two remaining specialist Vision Hotels 
duration 5:24   |   published on 13 Apr 2017  | relevant until 13 May 2017
NOTE: This is an updated version of the same article, originally published on 27th Feb 2017
An acoustic battery tester 
duration 4:54   |   published on 10 Apr 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
Blind Veterans UK 
duration 1:40   |   published on 10 Apr 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
Practical aids and devices for blind and partially sighted people using public transport 
duration 9:28   |   published on 05 Apr 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
Self-defense and danger-awareness for vision-impaired people 
duration 7:20   |   published on 05 Apr 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
The RNIB in Your Pocket media player subsciption service for their talking books and periodicals 
duration 8:00   |   published on 31 Mar 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
Support groups run by Sight Action in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland 
duration 2:09   |   published on 31 Mar 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
The new One Pound coin and what it feels like 
duration 2:07   |   published on 29 Mar 2017  | relevant until 15 Oct 2017
North Wales Society for the Blind’s free bilingual talking newspaper and magazine service
duration 1:49   |   published on 27 Mar 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
Why there are, currently, no talking DAB radios on the market 
duration 7:34   |   published on 23 Mar 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
The Partially-sighted Society's enhanced low vision clinic 
duration 4:59   |   published on 16 Mar 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
West Cumbria Society for the Blind 
duration 1:35   |   published on 16 Mar 2017  | relevant until 31 May 2017
The BrailleNote Touch 18-cell and 32-cell braille notetaker tablets 
duration 7:04   |   published on 10 Mar 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
A fairly new online music radio station, staffed by blind and partially-sighted presenters 
duration 2:00   |   published on 08 Mar 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
Hi-Mark tactile marking paste 
duration 2:18   |   published on 06 Mar 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
The new Cobolt Systems talking induction hobs 
duration 7:37   |   published on 01 Mar 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
Performance audio description in Scotland 
duration 4:59   |   published on 28 Feb 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
The various activities of the London Sports Club for the Blind 
duration 5:30   |   published on 28 Feb 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
The new RNIB Infoline telephone information service 
duration 6:11   |   published on 25 Feb 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
A magnetic Braille timer 
duration 1:44   |   published on 22 Feb 2017  | relevant until 30 Apr 2017
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
Infosound is a small, independent registered charity serving vision-impaired (blind and partially-sighted) people across Great 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.

As from 1st May, there will be a slight change to the way we present this information.
You may care to read about this.

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 the latest 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
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).
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 audio library service (PDF poster)

Infosound in brief (a briefing document outlining the charity and its service)

Suggested introductory script when using Infosound audio material

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.
The Infosound logo - the words "info" and "sound" inside a yellow and white eye shape
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