Infosound's mission has always been "to inform and to explain" and our core aim is to share information, knowledge, experience and opinion for the benefit of vision-impaired people. Some of our team have been doing this professionally and, now in a voluntary capacity, for over thirty years and we want to share what we have learnt along the way with charities and others wanting to support those who live with sight loss.
To date, we have worked with, and supported, other charities within the vision-impairment sector, such at the Partially Sighted Society, the Talking News Federation, British Wireless for the Blind Fund and the RNIB.
This work has included the setting-up of a UK-wide information service on a broad range of topics relating to living with sight loss, providing the voices for information service menus and for talking products and producing audio features for distribution across the UK. We have also provided training sessions at conferences and at charity venues over the years to help improve information provision.
At the moment, we are also running our own telephone-based information service for vision-impaired people, called Infoshare.
Blind and partially-sighted people can use this uniquely accessible platform to phone-in hints, tips,
life hacks and practical suggestions about living with sight loss, to share news and information or to offer comment and opinion; they can even buy, sell, exchange or give away daily living items. And those providing products, support, advice and help are also welcome to call-in to share what they can offer.
Infosound, the charity
Infosound is a registered charity in England, Wales and Scotland. We are a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Talking News Federation and we are registered with HMRC as a charity.
Infosound has very modest running costs; it is funded solely by voluntary donations and grants and we remain extremely grateful to all those who enable our work so that we do not need to make any charge for the services we provide to others.
About Infosound and our work
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