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:
several different ways. However you choose to listen, you will always have same selection of articles available to hear and they
will always be laid out within the library sections in exactly the same way. As soon as a new audio article has been produced, we
update our podcast and announce it on Twitter. Here we summarise the different ways, the audio library can be heard.
Listening on the Infosound Web Site
The audio library is kept frequently-updated and it can easily be browsed here on this web site. Here you
to just go straight to the Library Latest section to catch up on the most recently-introduced audio articles on a variety
of different subjects.
Listening on your phone
You can use the keypad on a standard home landline phone, or mobile phone, to browse the content of the
Infosound Audio Library by category to hear what you want, when you want, This method offers full speech
feedback and navigational guidance in audio. Because many phone service providers offer free evening
and weekend calls, it is hoped that people accessing our library in this way won't incur any extra phone
charges. To listen to the library over the phone, just call us on 03000 111 555 and select option 9.
Listening on the Sonata Internet Audio Players
designed specifically for blind and partially-sighted people, can access a very large range of
audio content, including radio stations and information services. Infosound is listed in the
"Everyday VI Information" and the "Podcasts" categories in the players' menus.
can provide further information about the player and its content.
Listening on the Bumblebee tablet app
British Wireless for the Blind Fund has developed a tablet-based app, called Bumblebee, that gives the
user direct access to radio stations, information services, talking books, talking newspapers and more as
well as an interactive messaging service. And the full Infosound Audio Library of Information can be
browsed and listened-to in its entirety on Bumblebee.
criteria and they are able to provide further information about the tablet, the app and its content.
New, individual Infosound audio articles can also be heard:
on the Infosound Podcast
A podcast is a unique file that, once "known" by an Internet browser or podcast-catching software, will
automatically deliver its content to a computer, tablet or smart mobile phone as soon as any
new content has been added.
The Infosound podcast delivers the very latest audio articles as they are placed into the library; and it can be
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
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 and local sight loss charities across Great Britain, choose to feature Infosound information audio
articles. It is unlikely that any will carry more than a few Infosound audio articles at any one time, but they may
well offer a selection of items on a variety of subjects.
We are grateful to them for carrying our public service information to a broader listening audience. Each of these groups of
broadcasters and charities has an umbrella organisation, to which individual organisations may or may not belong, that should
be able to give information about its members' activities: