How to listen to Infosound
This is where you can find out about the various different ways to listen to Infosound.
Elsewhere on this web site you can:
Read a summary of the Infosound services
Listen to the Infosound service for Great Britain
Listen to the Infosound service for the Greater London region
Read about Infosound, the charity
Get our contact details

We aim to make the news and information we produce available to you in a way that suits your listening habits.  For some that
will mean immediate online access while others prefer to listen at their leisure and be able to refer back to what they have
heard. Here we summarise the different ways both Infosound and Infosound London can be heard.

Listening on the Infosound Web Site
Infosound is available to listen to on demand as a selection of its component audio items on this web site.
This selection of features, plus the latest Infosound London bulletin, is kept frequently updated with new
audio items addedd just as soon as they have been produced.

Listening on the Sonata Internet Audio Players
All current Infosound features, as well as the latest Infosound London, can be heard on the
Sonata Internet audio players, which can access a very large range of audio content.
The latest of these players is called the Sonata Plus.  Infosound is currently listed
in the "Everyday VI Information" and the "Podcasts" categories in the players' menus.
The charity British Wireless for the Blind Fund sells, and lends, these players and administers the subscription service.  They
can provide further information about the player and its content.

Listening on Infosound Podcasts
The Infosound podcast also offers this same frequently-updated selection of items and the latest Infosound London is
available in its own separate podcast.
Podcasts are unique files that, once "known" by an Internet browser or podcasting software, will automatically
deliver its content to a computer, tablet or smart mobile phone as soon as it has been changed. The device
just needs to know where to find the podcast file.
The Infosound podcast can be found at http://www.infosound.org.uk/infosound.xml.
The Infosound London podcast can be found at http://www.infosound.org.uk/infosound-london.xml.

Listening on audio CD
Once a month, we put together our more recent audio items into a compilation on CD.  Listeners
living in the Greater London boroughs and elsewhere within the M25 motorway also receive a
monthly version of Infosound London on the same disc.  This not a DAISY or mp3 disc, but a
standard audio CD that should play on most CD players, DAISY disc players and even DVD players.
The content can be navigated by track and within each track, just like any music CD.  The disc does not have to be returned
so it can be kept by each listener for future reference.
This free service can be ordered by, or for, any vision-impaired person within the British Isles by contacting us.

Listening on Twitter
For blind and partially-sighted people, and others, who are
comfortable accessing Social Media, Twitter lets us offer
our latest material to be heard and shared.
We can also update Twitter-users with news of what we are
producing and other information about the Infosound services
and this can be passed-on and shared with the wider world via
any other social media outlets. Our most recent tweets can be
found here on this web page and on our Twitter page,
which can be found at www.infosound.org.uk/twitter.

Other ways to hear Infosound audio articles
A fair number of local talking newspapers and magazines, as well as some community and hospital radio
stations, choose to carry Infosound information to their respective listeners.  It is unlikely that any will carry
the complete content of the current "Infosound", but they may well offer a selection of items on a variety of
subjects.
Each of these groups of broadcasters and charities has an umbrella organisation that may be able to give information about
its members' activities:
The Talking News Federation
The Community Media Association
The Hospital Broadcasting Association
Some of the more recent Infosound audio articles and the complete current Infosound London bulletin can
be heard on the Televox telephone information service, designed by Talking Newspaper Services
specifically for blind and partially-sighted people to be able to access information, including local talking
newspapers, using their standard home phone as an audio player.
The Televox service can be heard by calling the standard-rate phone number 0330 22 33 465.
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