Welcome to Infosound
information, in audio, that may be of interest to vision-impaired (that is, blind and partially-sighted)
people across Great Britain. We are a non-commercial, editorially-impartial public service,
funded entirely by voluntary donation.
We aim to make everything we produce directly relevant to those with vision-impairment. The information we produce covers
topics about the everyday practicalities of living with sight loss, such as daily-living aids and products, benefits, holidays,
mobility, travel, housing, employment, training, leisure, sport, money, consumer matters, hobbies and the important issues of
the moment. We also carry details of events and one-off services run for the benefit of blind and partially-sighted people and
we welcome contributions from vision-impaired people who want to share their experiences, hints, tips and opinions.
This mix of information, news and comment is Infosound; and it is presented in the
of different ways and on various audio-playing devices, including standard landline
telephones, computers, tablets, smart mobile phones and several specially-designed
Just like in any library, each audio article (as we call them) is placed into its relevant
category section, depending on what it is about. As newer features are put into a section,
older articles are retired; in this way, the library is kept constantly refreshed.
And the moment an item has been produced it is also placed into the Library Latest section, making this a quick reference for
those who just want to hear the more recent additions to the library without browsing each section. Every time a new audio
The library has six main category sections:
Support section - covering services offering help, information and advice, as well as health and wellbeing information.
Finance section - covering consumer issues, money, benefits, employment and training.
Leisure section - covering holidays, sport and hobbies as well as social groups and organisations.
News section - covering events, one-off services and issues affecting vision-impaired people.
And we have our Audio Noticeboard, where library visitors can post their own messages for others to hear.
This web site is designed to be a fully-accessible information resource
for blind and partially-sighted computer-users. And on this site you can:
Infosound Charity Support
Separately, we also offer audio material for British vision-impairment-related
charities to use in their own audio publications, audio information services and
programmes. We also provide information and promotional material about the Infosound service to pass on to blind and
services, radio stations and any other charity or not-for-profit organisation providing services for vision-impaired people.