A photo of the Infosound audio studio, showing a computer screen, mixer, microphone and other equipment



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

About Us

 

Infosound's mission has always been "to inform and to explain" and our core aim is to share information, knowledge, experience and opinion for the benefit of vision-impaired people. Some of our team have been doing this professionally and, now in a voluntary capacity, for over thirty years and we want to share what we have learnt along the way with charities and others wanting to support those who live with sight loss.

 

Our work

 

To date, we have worked with, and supported, other charities within the vision-impairment sector, such at the Partially Sighted Society, the Talking News Federation, British Wireless for the Blind Fund and the RNIB.

 

This work has included the setting-up of a UK-wide information service on a broad range of topics relating to living with sight loss, providing the voices for information service menus and for talking products and producing audio features for distribution across the UK. We have also provided training sessions at conferences and at charity venues over the years to help improve information provision.

 

At the moment, we are also running our own telephone-based information service for vision-impaired people, called Infoshare.

Blind and partially-sighted people can use this uniquely accessible platform to phone-in hints,

tips, life hacks and practical suggestions about living with sight loss, to share news and information or to offer comment and opinion; they can even buy, sell, exchange or give away daily living items.  And those providing products, support, advice and help are also welcome to call-in to share what they can offer.

 


Infosound, the charity

 

Infosound is a registered charity in England, Wales and Scotland.  We are a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Talking News Federation and we are registered with HMRC as a charity.

 

We operate under the terms of our charitable Constitutionour privacy policy (we are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) and our safeguarding policy. 

 

Infosound has very modest running costs; it is funded solely by voluntary donations and grants and we remain extremely grateful to all those who enable our work so that we do not need to make any charge for the services we provide to others.

 

Our Annual Report and Accounts are lodged with both the Charity Commission (of England and Wales) and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, where they may be viewed.

 

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About Infosound and our work

Supporting information

sharing in audio for

vision-impaired people

Infosound is a British charity, registered in England and Wales (no. 1142082) and in Scotland (no. SC039929).

 

We are funded solely by voluntary donations and grants.

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