Infosound Charity Support is primarily for British talking newspapers and magazines, local sight loss charities, information services, radio stations and any
other charity or not-for-profit organisation providing services for vision-impaired people. It is separate from our own information service that we provide direct
to vision-impaired members of the public across Great Britain.
Infosound is a small, independent, registered charity that produces impartial information on subjects relating to living
with sight loss for vision-impaired (blind and partially-sighted) people in England, Scotland and Wales.
Everything we produce is original and in audio; it is free, objective, non-commercial, non-political and strictly impartial.
Using Infosound Audio Material
The audio content on this page is free to use, but it may only be re-distributed by charitable or community-based
organisations providing information, in audio, to blind and partially-sighted people free of charge; specifically, it may
not be used for commercial or promotional purposes nor may it be associated with any form of advertising.
We neither ask nor expect to be credited as the source of our material you use. However, should you wish to explain
to your listeners the inclusion of Infosound material in your audio publication or programme or should you feel inclined
to publicise the Infosound service to vision-impaired members of the public, relevant information can be found in
There are no stipulations for using our audio material, except that none of our features may be edited, changed or
augmented in any way and they may only be heard by your listeners as they have been downloaded and in such a way
that they play all the way through, uninterrupted, exactly as produced by us. The "may be heard until" date should also
be observed, please. For those who are interested, we also have some technical information about our audio below.
Current downloadable Infosound Audio Articles
Here we list the latest audio articles that we currently have for you to download and use. In each case, the audio article's title is intended to give a description of what it
is about. It is worth pointing out that this selection of audio articles may be refreshed at least every few days, so it could be a good idea to check this page fairly
duration 7:34 | published on 18 May 2018 | may be heard until 18 Jul 2018
duration 9:11 | published on 13 May 2018 | may be heard until 13 Jul 2018
duration 4:35 | published on 09 May 2018 | may be heard until 30 Jun 2018
duration 5:28 | published on 07 May 2018 | may be heard until 07 Jul 2018
duration 7:14 | published on 03 May 2018 | may be heard until 03 Jul 2018
duration 7:14 | published on 30 Apr2018 | may be heard until 30 Jun 2018
duration 4:20 | published on 26 Apr 2018 | may be heard until 07 Jun 2018
duration 8:56 | published on 23 Apr 2018 | may be heard until 03 Jul 2018
duration 6:29 | published on 21 Apr 2018 | may be heard until 01 Jul 2018
duration 4:54 | published on 17 Apr 2018 | may be heard until 17 Jul 2018
Each of our audio features is produced as a downloadable mp3 file. They are all compressed mono mp3 files at an 80Kbps constant bitrate and at a sampling rate of
44.1KHz. This represents 8.8 to 1 compression. The audio is peak limited to -3dBm.
To download these files, left click on the item title. If the audio plays rather than downloads RIGHT click on item title and "save ... as ...". With each feature article we
give you its total duration, the date on which it was first produced and, importantly, the date after which it should not be heard by your listeners, since its content may be
out of date, inaccurate or no longer relevant. With some items, we also mention geographic relevance.
Infosound Promotional Material and Scripts
We would be very grateful if you could promote Infosound to blind and partially-sighted people who might benefit from the free service we provide.
A promotional audio trailer explaining the Infosound service and the charity behind it.
A promotional audio trailer explaining how vison-impaired people can have their say on Infosound
For downloading (hopefully, enlarging) and diplaying. Thank you.
A briefing document outlining the charity and its service for, maybe, explaining to clients.
A brief explanation of the various ways in which, and devices on which, Infosound may be heard.
A briefing on how we may be able to help any VI-related charity to publicise itslef.
A short script for reading at the start of an audio publication or programme featuring Infosound items.
Infosound Sample CDs
We have produced a (roughly) one-hour sample CD that aims to tell vision-impaired people about the Infosound service. On the CD, we explain about the mix of news
and information we produce in audio and how listeners can contribute with their own comments, hints, tips and items of information.
We also list the various ways that Infosound and our associated on-demand service, Infosound select, can be heard: on any phone,
on our web site, on the British Wireless for the Blind Fund's Sonata players, on their Bumblebee tablet and as a podcast.
If you know any blind or partially-sighted people who might benefit from hearing about us, you are welcome to request as many
of these CDs as you need. If you run a resource centre, you might want to keep a stock of them on display so anyone who visits
you can take one away with them.
To request free copies of the Infosound demonstration CDs, please email us at [email protected].
Promote yourself on Infosound
Whether you are a local
sight loss charity, a
support organisation or a
talking newspaper, the quickest,
simplest and most efficient way to
promote your service (or event) for
blind and partially-sighted people via us
is to record a short message for the