As well as this web site, the
also carries information for
anyone who produces or
provides information for vision-
impaired people. On this page, we can
also make posters and other print and
audio promotional material available to
Infosound is a small, independent registered charity that produces impartial information on subjects
relating to living with sight loss for vision-impaired (blind and partially-sighted) people across Great Britain.
Everything we produce is original material and in audio; it is free, objective, non-commercial, non-political
and strictly impartial. Our editorial coverage extends across Great Britain and the subject-matter of the
audio articles found in Infosound Audio are all selected to be equally relevant to blind and partially-sighted
people wherever they live in England, Scotland or Wales.
Infosound Audio is our support service specifically for those within the British VI sector that produce or provide information for vision-impaired people,
such as talking newspapers and magazines, radio stations, information services, local sight loss charities and other not-for-profit organisations, health
care volunteers and professionals. As well as audio material that, subject to a few guidelines, can be freely used, we also offer downloadable posters
and other promotional print material for displaying and sharing.
Using Infosound Audio Material
Using our audio material is free, but it 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.
Although we do not ask to be directly credited as the source of the material, each audio article starts and ends with a very short audio jingle, which
mentions Infosound. Should you wish to explain to your listeners the inclusion of Infosound material in your audio publication or programme, there is a
There are no stipulations for using our audio material, except that none of our articles may be edited, changed or augmented in any way and they may
only be heard by your listener exactly as downloaded and in such a way that they play all the way through, uninterrupted, exactly as produced by us.
Current downloadable Infosound Audio Articles
Here we list the latest audio articles that we currently have for you to download and use, You can find the same selection of material in a free podcast, to
which you are welcome to subscribe (http://www.infosound.org.uk/infosound-audio.xml). In each case, the audio article's title aims
to give a proper description of what it is about. For those interested, we have some technical information about our audio below.
It is worth pointing out that this selection of audio articles may be refreshed at least every few days, so it could be a good idea to check this
page, our associated Facebook page or the Infosound podcast fairly frequently.
duration 7:50 | published on 16 Aug 2017 | relevant until 31 Oct 2017
duration 5:39 | published on 14 Aug 2017 | relevant until 31 Oct 2017
duration 9:19 | published on 11 Aug 2017 | relevant until 31 Oct 2017
duration 3:33 | published on 07 Aug 2017 | relevant until 31 Oct 2017
duration 2:49 | published on 04 Aug 2017 | relevant until 30 Sep 2017
duration 9:01 | published on 02 Aug 2017 | relevant until 31 Oct 2017
duration 6:44 | published on 31 Jul 2017 | relevant until 30 Sep 2017
duration 5:13 | published on 27 Jul 2017 | relevant until 28 Aug 2017
duration 1:39 | published on 26 Jul 2017 | relevant until 30 Sep 2017
duration 5:31 | published on 24 Jul 2017 | relevant until 11 Sep 2017
Each of our audio features is produced as a downloadable mp3 file. They are all compressed mono 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.
Infosound Promotional Material and Scripts
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.
We also have a (roughly) one-hour demonstration CD that aims to tell vision-impaired people about our audio library of information. On the CD,
we explain how the library sections are laid out within the library, we play an audio article from each library section and we list the
various ways that it can be accessed: on any phone, on our web site, on the BWBF Sonata players and as a podcast.
If you know any blind or partially-sighted people who might benefit from hearing about us, you can request as many of the these
CDs as you need. If you run a resource centre, you might want to keep a stock of them on display so anyone who visits you can
take one away with them.
To request free copies of the Infosound Audio Library demonstration CDs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.