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What do blind and partially sighted people want from the Talking Newspaper?

This was the issue discussed at the Annual General Meeting of the Radlett, Elstree, Borehamwood and Shenley Talking Newspaper held on Tuesday 6th October.

Dignitaries joined in the lively discussion enthusiastically with volunteers and its guests.

The organisation sends out a weekly recording consisting of 30 minutes of local news and 30 minutes of magazine items.

The number of listeners has fallen over the years and the organisation is questioning if the formula successfully used for 35 years needs revising. What do the listeners want?

These are some of the suggestions:

  • To include obituaries;
  • To include interviews with people in the community;
  • To find out what young visually impaired people might like that they cannot get from the radio and the internet.

The chairman, Paul Sennett, invites relatives, neighbours and friends of the visually impaired to tell them about the talking newspaper and to ask them what they would like in addition to local news and to send him feedback. For further information about the talking newspaper and its sister organisation, the Visually Impaired Club, contact Paul on 07551725041 or e-mail : pwgsennett@outlook.com