Welcome to Infosound
information, in audio, that may be of interest to vision-impaired (that is, blind and partially-
sighted) people across Great Britain. We are a non-commercial, editorially-impartial public
service, funded entirely by voluntary donation.
This web site is designed to be a fully-accessible information resource for blind and partially-sighted computer-users.
And on this site you can:
We aim to make everything we produce directly relevant to those with vision-impairment. The information we produce covers
topics about the everyday practicalities of living with sight loss, such as daily-living aids and products, benefits, holidays,
mobility, travel, housing, employment, training, leisure, sport, money, consumer matters, hobbies and the important issues of
the moment. We also carry briefings of events and one-off services run for the benefit of blind and partially-sighted people
and we welcome contributions from vision-impaired people who want to share their experiences, hints, tips and opinions.
latest audio features on a mixture of topics. Infosound Select can currently
be heard on this web site and as a podcast, which can be automatically
delivered to any computer, tablet or smart mobile phone as soon as a new
audio features has been produced.
heard in a number of different ways and on various audio-playing devices,
including standard landline telephones, computers, tablets, smart mobile
phones and several specially-designed audio players.
Just like in any library, each audio item is placed into its relevant category section, depending on what it is about. As newer
features are put into a section, older articles are retired; in this way, the library is kept constantly refreshed.
And the moment an item has been produced it is also placed into the Library Latest section, making this a quick reference for
those who just want to hear the more recent additions to the library without browsing each section. Every time a new audio
article is places into the library, we also announce it on Twitter.
The library has six main category sections:
Support section - covering services offering help, information and advice, as well as health and wellbeing information.
Finance section - covering consumer issues, money, benefits, employment and training.
Leisure section - covering holidays, sport and hobbies as well as social groups and organisations.
News section - covering events, one-off services and issues affecting vision-impaired people.
And we have our Audio Noticeboard, where library visitors can post their own messages for others to hear.
Infosound Charity Support
Separately, we also offer audio material for British vision-impairment-related charities to use in their own audio
publications, audio information services and programmes. We also provide information and promotional
material about the Infosound service to pass on to blind and partially-sighted clients.
services, radio stations and any other charity or not-for-profit organisation providing services for vision-impaired people.
It is separate from our information service for blind and partially-sighted members of the general public.