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:
still under construction, It will make every audio artilce that we have produced, and which is still relevant, freely available to
select and hear by category section. It is our aim to make this library of information available in as many different ways as our
charity's resources allow. Here we summarise the different ways we can be heard.
Listening on the Infosound Web Site
The frequently-updated Infosound is available to listen to on demand as a selection of its component audio
audio articles added just as soon as they have been produced.
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 incurr 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
All current Infosound features, as well as the latest Infosound London and our audio library, can be heard on the
The latest of these players is called the Sonata Plus. 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 Infosound Podcasts
The Infosound podcast also offers the same frequently-updated selection of items and the latest Infosound
London and the audio library are available in their own separate podcasts. A podcasts 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 it has been changed. The device just needs to know
where to find the podcast file.
Listening on audio CD
Until July of this year, we are putting together some of 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. However, because of the fixed space on
these discs, the content is fairly limited and, of course, the content can only be refreshed once a month.
These are not DAISY or mp3 discs, but standard audio CDs that should play on most CD players, DAISY disc players and
is replacing the CD as an easily accessible way to listen to all our audio articles on demand.
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,
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 feature Infosound information audio articles. 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
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: