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
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)
The Infosound logo - the words "info" and "sound" inside a yellow and white eye shape

Infosound Charity Support

Here we offer audio material for British vision-impairment-related charities to use in their own
audio publications as well as information and promotional material about the Infosound service
to pass on to blind and partially-sighted clients.

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 the Infosound
Audio Library information service for blind and partially-sighted members of the general public.

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.
Although we do not ask to be directly credited as the source of the material, each audio article starts and
ends with a very short audio jingle, which mentions Infosound. Should you wish to explain to your listeners
the inclusion of Infosound material in your audio publication or programme, there is a suggested script 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

2018 stationery from the Partially-sighted Society and RNIB
duration 5:31  |   published on 20 Nov 2017  | relevant until 12 Jan 2018

Financial advice and support from RNIB 
duration 8:33   |   published on 16 Nov 2017  | relevant until 16 Jan 2018

The Concerto 2 multi-function radio and audio player from British Wireless for the Blind Fund 
duration 2:25   |   published on 14 Nov 2017  | relevant until 14 Jan 2018

VIP Diaries' 2018 calendars, diaries and other stationery
duration 5:52   |   published on 09 Nov 2017  | relevant until 24 Dec 2017

Calibre's new CAL Download app adds to the ways of accessing their library of audio books 
duration 9:09   |   published on 07 Nov 2017  | relevant until 31 Dec 2017

Seable Holidays is to expand its range of destinations for their VI-tailored holidays
duration 7:41   |   published on 04 Nov 2017  | relevant until 31 Dec 2017

Public Health organisations are urging those most vulnerable to flu to get their free flu jab
duration 1:16   |   published on 03 Nov 2017  | relevant until 03 Jan 2018

A look at some of the many desk-top document readers and magnifiers now on the market
duration 12:11   |   published on 02 Nov 2017  | relevant until 02 Jan 2018

How local talking newspapers and magazines are evolving
duration 11:11   |   published on 31 Oct 2017  | relevant until 31 Dec 2017

Task lights and their uses
duration 6:04   |   published on 29 Oct 2017  | relevant until 31 Dec 2017

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 the free Infosound service to blind and partially-sighted people who might benefit from the service we
provide.  Thank you.

The Infosound Audio Library audio trailer 1 (longer version with illustrative clips: 3.35)
The Infosound Audio Library audio trailer 2 (shorter version: 2.10)
The Infosound Great Britain-wide audio library service poster (PDF)
Infosound in brief (a briefing document outlining the charity and its service)
Suggested introductory script when using Infosound audio material

Infosound Demonstration CDs
We also have a (roughly) one-hour demonstration CD that aims to tell vision-impaired people about our audio library of information. On the CD,
we explain how the library sections are laid out within the library, we play an audio article from each library section and we list the
various ways it can be accessed: on any phone, on our web site, on the British Wireless for the Blind Fund's Sonata players
and the BWBF Bumblebee tablet.
If you know any blind or partially-sighted people who might benefit from hearing about us, you can 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 Audio Library demonstration CDs, please email us at
Picture of one of the Infosound demonstrations CDs (black writing on a white disc)
Getting the word out

We would be happy to help to publicise  
any event that you may be putting on or  
service you are running for the benefit  
of blind and partially-sighted people.

For events, please give us at least one  
month's notice to give the audio article  
that we produce enough time to be  
circulated and heard by as many  
listeners as possible.

Please email the full details to us at
Thank you.
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