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.
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.
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 4:43 | published on 22 Jan 2018 | relevant until 31 Mar 2018
duration 4:25 | published on 17 Jan 2018 | relevant until 17 Mar 2018
duration 6:19 | published on 13 Jan 2018 | relevant until 13 Mar 2018
duration 5:49 | published on 10 Jan 2018 | relevant until 28 Feb 2018
duration 7:14 | published on 05 Jan 2018 | relevant until 31 Mar 2018
duration 4:30 | published on 02 Jan 2018 | relevant until 02 Mar 2018
duration 3:10 | published on 31 Dec 2017 | relevant until 28 Feb 2018
duration 6:59 | published on 27 Dec 2017 | relevant until 28 Feb 2018
duration 4:13 | published on 19 Dec 2017 | relevant until 19 Feb 2018
duration 5:28 | published on 15 Dec 2017 | relevant until 31 Jan 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].
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: