Infosound is a charity, registered in England and Wales (no. 1142082) and in Scotland (no. SC039929)
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Infosound is an independent registered charity that produces free information, in audio, for vision-impaired (that is, blind and
partially-sighted) people on subjects that directly affect living with sight loss.  Infosound serves anyone who lives with sight
loss, whether or not they are registered as sight-impaired (partially-sighted) or severely sight-impaired (blind), who is resident
in Great Britain but, of course, anyone who can hear us is welcome to access our service.

We are a non-commercial, apolitical and editorially-impartial public service.  Our core aim is to share information, knowledge,
experience and opinion for the benefit of vision-impaired people.  We neither sell nor promote any service, product or
opinion.

                          Infosound's mission is "to inform and to explain"

“As a blind person, I feel that I am always the last one to find out about anything; so it is good to have information about
so many varied and different topics.”  Paul from Eastbourne, East Sussex.

“Given that it is quite hard to find one source of information on everything affecting blind people like myself, Infosound
appears to be offering all the best content and information.  I also appreciate the clarity of the recording and ease of use
of the internet service.”  Gordon from Stirling.

“I just wanted to say thanks for the articles included on the Infosound magazine recently.  Your good work is valuable and
much appreciated.  Thanks again for all that you do. It does make a difference.”  Paul from Birmingham

What Infosound offers
Our core service is the production of audio articles on a very broad range of topics such as useful daily-living products,
benefits, holidays, mobility, daily-living, housing, employment, training, leisure, sport, money, consumer matters, hobbies and
important issues affecting those who live with sight loss.

We talk to, for example, those who manufacture or sell products and those who offer services and support and, importantly,
we encourage blind and partially-sighted people to share their experiences of living with sight loss by contributing to
Infosound.

Our material is produced with the intention of being directly relevant to someone who lives with sight loss.  There are several
ways to listen to Infosound audio material but all the audio that we produce can be played and downloaded from this web site
and downloaded to on a computer and transferred to cassette, CD, mp3 player or memory device.

This web site has been designed to be as easy to negotiate and navigate as possible for blind and partially-sighted computer-
users and is primarily aimed at those who live with sight loss.

Separately, we support those who produce information services in audio for vision-impaired people and those who support
those who live with sight loss through our Infosound Audio support service.  Here and on the Infosound Facebook page  we
share our audio material and keep health care professionals, volunteers, carers, family members of those who have a vision-
impairment and other interested parties informed about our services.

Infosound's Editorial Code of Practice
Infosound is an independent public service registered charity.  All audio material produced by Infosound is offered in good
faith and aims to be objective, fair and strictly impartial in its editorial representation.   Infosound does not benefit in any way
from its choice of editorial coverage and expresses no opinion of its own.

Infosound operates under the terms of its written Constitution and the charity's "Guiding Principles", which summarise its core
ethos and editorial code of practice.

Caveats
Infosound cannot be liable to any person for loss or damage incurred or suffered as a result of accepting or offering to accept
goods or services contained in audio, or any other, material produced by Infosound wherever it is reproduced. Listeners
should make appropriate enquiries before incurring any expense or contractual obligation.

Infosound has no control over, and therefore cannot accept any responsibility for, information posted on any web site to which
we offer a link from this web site.

Funding
Infosound audio material is professionally produced, but as a free public service and registered charity, Infosound is entirely
dependent on voluntary donations.  Much of what we are currently able to achieve is underpinned by support from two vision-
impairment-related charities and several trust funds.  We are very grateful to all our donors - or "enablers" - many of whom
choose to remain annonymous.

We fundraise independently and invite donations from anyone who would like to support our work but we make no charge to
the blind and partially-sighted listeners we serve.  If you would like to enquire about how to make a donation to Infosound,
please email us at funding@infosound.org.uk or phone us on 03000 111 555.  Thank you.

Infosound - the charity
Infosound is an independent charity, registered in England and Wales (no. 1142082) and in Scotland (no. SC039929).
Infosound is recognised as a charity by HM Revenue & Customs, is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for
data protection (registration number ZA048969) and is a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the
Talking News Federation.

Infosound comprises three Trustees, one part-time Managing Editor and one part-time administrator, both of whom are part-
time volunteers as well and a small number of other volunteers who contribute to audio production, publicity and fundraising.
Charity Trustees: Mr A. Hindell, Mrs L. Arnold, Mrs V. Davies.