Recite Me

News, views, information and entertainment. All on Tape, CD and Online. For the visually impaired.

TYNE SOUND NEWS

Is a registered charity, established over 35 years ago, it provides an audio recording service for the visually impaired. Recordings are sent to listeners throughout the North East of England and elsewhere. Four regular productions provide local news, entertainment and information.

NEWCASTLE TALKING NEWS

Is a weekly talking newspaper. It contains news items from the Chronicle and Journal newspapers. There is also a "What's On" guide, a look at the letters pages and a sports round up. Available on CD or Tape.

TYNE SOUND

Is a monthly magazine for everyone, with a mixture of local history, travel, famous people, quizzes, nostalgia, stories and cookery. Available on CD or Tape.

NORTHUMBRIAN SOUND

Is a bi-monthly selection of articles taken from the Northumbrian, a magazine specifically designed for people who are interested in the life and times of the county. Available on CD or Tape.

TYNE SOUND INSIGHT

Is an occasional recording with up to date advice and information. Covering issues such as health, technology and benefits. Available on CD or Tape.

 

WHO CAN RECEIVE THESE?

Anyone who is visually impaired can receive these recordings. We welcome new listeners locally, nationally and worldwide. We send the recordings in plastic wallets by post using the free "Articles for the Blind" Royal Mail service. You return the wallet, including the Tape, by placing it in your nearest post box. No stamp is needed. The CDs are not re-usable and need not be returned.

LISTEN ONLINE

Log on to www.tynesoundnews.org.uk where you can hear the productions or download them and listen at your convenience. If you have access to the BWFB Sonata radio, you can also listen to them.

OTHER RECORDINGS

TSN also regularly produce recordings for Newcastle City Council (Citylife), Your Homes Newcastle (Homes + People) and local societies such as Newcastle Society For Blind People, Gateshead and South Tyneside Sight Services and the Elders Council. For more details, contact these organisations direct.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The recordings are totally free of charge. Donations ensure the service continues.

HOW DO I GET THE RECORDINGS?

Contact us on 0191 261 4121. Leaving your name and address and a short message on our 24 hour answer phone or on a Thursday morning to speak to a volunteer.

OTHER CONTACTS

You can write to us at TYNE SOUND NEWS, PO BOX 614, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE99 4YN​, email tynesoundnews@btconnect.com or visit www.tynesoundnews.org.uk

HOW IS IT ALL DONE?

Teams of unpaid volunteers produce the recordings. They meet up about once a month and are made up of editors, presenters and technicians, all of whom are equally important in ensuring that the service runs smoothly. We post about 25,000 recordings each year.