Infosound news and information for London - about us page
The Infosound Charity Support Service for talking newspapers and magazines, not-for-profit radio stations and information services,
for health care professionals and volunteers and anyone else supporting blind and partially-sighted people in Great Britain:

phone Infosound on
03000 111 555
email Infosound at [email protected]
write to Infosound at
PO Box 20, Brighton BN2 7XX

Infosound is a charity, registered in England and Wales (no. 1142082) and in Scotland (no. SC039929)
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 across 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
Using our audio material is free, but it may only be used by charitable or community-based organisations providing
information, in audio, to blind and partially-sighted people free of charge; it may not be used for commercial or
promotional purposes or associated with any form of advertising.
We neither ask nor expect to be credited as the source of our material you use, but should you wish to explain to your
listeners the inclusion of Infosound material in your audio publication or programme,  Should you feel inclines to
publicise the Infosound service that we provide to vision-impaired members of the public we would be very grateful.
In both cases, the wherewithal to do that can be found in the Infosound Promotional Material and Scripts section below.
There are no stipulations for using our audio material, except that none of our articles may be edited, changed or
augmented in any way and they may only be heard by your listener as downloaded and in such a way that they play
all the way through, uninterrupted, exactly as produced by us.
For those who are interested, we 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

•  The Nimble finger-tip safe cutter
duration 3:42   |   published on 15 Mar 2018  | relevant until 15 Jun 2018

•  Gardening advice, hints and tips for vision-impaired people
duration 5:56   |   published on 13 Mar 2018  | relevant until 30 Jun 2018

•  A multi-memo digital voice recorder from the Partially-sighted Society
duration 3:56  |   published on 08 Mar 2018  | relevant until 31 May 2018

•  Personal sighted guiding from Guide Dogs' My Guide and Friends and Family guiding services 
duration 7:03   |   published on 06 Mar 2018  | relevant until 06 Jun 2018

•  How Android smart mobile phones and tablets can be made accessible with Synapptic software
duration 7:54   |   published on 03 Mar 2018  | relevant until 31 May 2018

•  A talking kitchen measuring jug
duration 7:12   |   published on 28 Feb 2018  | relevant until 30 Apr 2018

•  The new Calibre Audio Library book download service 
duration 6:34   |   published on 24 Feb 2018  | relevant until 30 Apr 2018

•  An accessible bank debit card and other accessible banking possibilities
duration 3:41   |   published on 20 Feb 2018  | relevant until 30 Apr 2018

•  An illuminated mains socket for locating in poor light or at night
duration 3:03   |   published on 16 Feb 2018  | relevant until 16 Apr 2018

•  Using the Penfriend 2 audio labelling device
duration 8:27   |   published on 10 Feb 2018  | relevant until 10 Apr 2018

Technical Information
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.
Thank you.

•  Infosound general service audio trailer (2:52)
A promotional audio trailer explaining the Infosound service and the charity behind it.

•  Infosound "Your Call" audio trailer (2:22)
A promotional audio trailer explaining how vison-impaired people can have their say on Infosound

•  Infosound service poster (PDF)
For downloading (hopefully, enlarging) and diplaying.  Thank you.

•  Infosound in brief  (PDF)
A briefing document outlining the charity and its service for, maybe, explaining to clients.

•  Listening to Infosound (PDF)
A brief explanation of the various ways in which, and devices on which, Infosound may be heard.

•  Promoting yourself on Infosound (PDF)
A briefing on how we may be able to help any VI-related charity to publicise itslef.

•  Suggested introductory script when using Infosound audio material (PDF)
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].
The Charity Support Podcast

We are continuing to pilot
the delivery of the current
Infosound audio features
via a podcast.  You may find this a
more convenient way to receive our
audio material.  We will continue to
monitor take-up for this to judge how
useful it is.  But, of course, everything
we have can be found here on this web

The podcast can be found at:
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