Infosound news and information for London - about us page
The Infosound Charity 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 [email protected]
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)
Infosound Charity Support is primarily for British talking newspapers and magazines, local sight loss charities, information services, radio stations and any
other charity or not-for-profit organisation providing services for vision-impaired people.  It is separate from our own information service that we provide direct
to vision-impaired members of the public across Great Britain.

Infosound
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 in England, Scotland and Wales.
Everything we produce is original and in audio; it is free, objective, non-commercial, non-political and strictly impartial.
                                                                                                                                                                                              
Using Infosound Audio Material
The audio content on this page is free to use, but it may only be re-distributed by charitable or community-based
organisations providing information, in audio, to blind and partially-sighted people free of charge; specifically, it may
not be used for commercial or promotional purposes nor may it be associated with any form of advertising.
We neither ask nor expect to be credited as the source of our material you use.  However, should you wish to explain
to your listeners the inclusion of Infosound material in your audio publication or programme or should you feel inclined
to publicise the Infosound service to vision-impaired members of the public, relevant information can be found in
the Infosound Promotional Material and Scripts section below.
There are no stipulations for using our audio material, except that none of our features may be edited, changed or
augmented in any way and they may only be heard by your listeners as they have been downloaded and in such a way
that they play all the way through, uninterrupted, exactly as produced by us. The "may be heard until" date should also
be observed, please.  For those who are interested, we also have some technical information about our audio below.

Current downloadable Infosound Audio Articles
Here we list the latest audio articles that we currently have for you to download and use.  In each case, the audio article's title is intended to give a description of what it
is about.  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 fairly
frequently.

•  The importance of supplying the right information when applying for the PIP benefit
duration 8:27   |   published on 15 Aug 2018  | may be heard until 15 Oct 2018

•  The Starting Out - Making the Most of Your Sight information leaflet
duration 8:08  |   published on 12 Aug 2018  | may be heard until 12 Oct 2018

•  Considerations when choosing and using illuminated hand-held magnifiers 
duration 8:38   |   published on 09 Aug 2018  | may be heard until 09 Oct 2018

•  Tactile paint-by-numbers and colouring books
duration 8:15   |   published on 05 Aug 2018  | may be heard until 05 Oct 2018

•  Tactile paving explained
duration 9:21  |   published on 02 Aug 2018  | may be heard until 02 Oct 2018

•  The new British Wireless Opus dual radio and USB memory stick audio player/recorder
duration 8:04   |   published on 31 Jul 2018  | may be heard until 01 Oct 2018

•  Local Macular support groups across the UK (a new one has recently started in Shetland) 
duration 6:38   |   published on 27 Jul 2018  | may be heard until 27 Sep 2018

•  The Compact 6 HD hand-held electronic magnifier, with optional speech output
duration 6:37   |   published on 23 Jul 2018  | may be heard until 23 Sep 2018

•  Accessibility issues for vision-impaired people using railway stations
duration 9:05   |   published on 21 Jul 2018  | may be heard until 21 Sep 2018

•  Cobolt System's talking labels
duration 6:25    |   published on 18 Jul 2018  | may be heard until 18 Sep 2018


Technical Information
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 Infosound to blind and partially-sighted people who might benefit from the free service we provide.
Thank you.

•  Infosound general service audio trailer (mp3 / 2:52)
A promotional audio trailer explaining the Infosound service and the charity behind it.

•  Infosound Audio Noticeboard audio trailer (mp3 / 2:23)
A promotional audio trailer explaining how vison-impaired people can have their say on Infosound

•  Infosound service poster (PDF)
For downloading, (hopefully, enlarging) and displaying.  Thank you.

•  Infosound in brief  (PDF)
A briefing document outlining the charity and its service for, maybe, explaining to clients.

•  Listening to Infosound (PDF)
A brief explanation of the various ways in which, and devices on which, Infosound may be heard.

•  Promoting yourself on Infosound (PDF)
A briefing on how we may be able to help any VI-related charity to publicise itslef.

•  Suggested introductory script when using Infosound audio material (PDF)
A short script for reading at the start of an audio publication or programme featuring Infosound items.

•  Full Infosound audio promotion (mp3 / 27:34)
An illustrated guide to the Infosound service and details of where and how to listen.



Infosound Promotional CDs
We have produced a promotional CD that aims to tell vision-impaired people about the free Infosound service. It lasts for a little under half an hour.  On the CD we
explain about the mix of news and information we produce in audio and how listeners can contribute with their own comments, hints, tips
and items of information.  We also list the various ways that the Infosound broadcast and its associated on-demand service, Infosound
Select, can be heard: on any phone, on Amazon voice-controlled devices, on our web site, on the British Wireless for the Blind
Fund's Sonata players, on their Bumblebee tablet and as a podcast. Much of what we produce can also be heard via Twitter.
If you know any blind or partially-sighted people who might benefit from hearing about us, you are welcome to request as many
of 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. These CDs do not have to be returned.
This CD's audio can also be downloaded and distributed.  It can be found above as "Full Infosound audio promotion".
To request free copies of the Infosound demonstration CDs, please email us at [email protected].
Promote yourself on Infosound

Whether you are a local
  sight loss charity, a
support organisation or a
talking newspaper, the quickest,
simplest and most efficient way to
promote your service (or event) for
blind and partially-sighted people via us
is to record a short message for the
Infosound Audio Noticeboard.
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