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

Browse and choose audio articles to hear in the new Infosound information audio library

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


As from July, the core of our service will be the Infosound information audio library, which can be visited now even though it is

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

items on this web site.  This selection of features and the latest Infosound London bulletin  have new

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

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 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 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.

The Infosound podcast can be found at http://www.infosound.org.uk/infosound.xml.

The Infosound audio library podcast can be found at http://www.infosound.org.uk/infosound-library.xml.

The Infosound London podcast can be found at http://www.infosound.org.uk/infosound-london.xml.


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

some DVD players. Our new audio library of information, which is fully accessible using a standard landline or mobile phone

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,

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 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

subjects.

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:

The Talking News Federation

The Community Media Association

The Hospital Broadcasting Association


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