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What we do and why we do it

Infosound's mission has always been "to inform and to explain" and our core aim is to share information, knowledge, experience and opinion for the benefit of vision-impaired (blind and partially-sighted) people across Great Britain. Although we are a British charity, we welcome listeners wherever they may be.

We champion audio, however produced, as the universal medium for carrying information to vision-impaired people, whatever level of sight they may have. And, as audio producers and journalists, we believe in sharing practical information that can help those living with loss to make choices that can benefit daily living.  We are strictly impartial, objective, apolitical and non-commercial and we never promote any one service or product as being better than any other.

We simply inform and explain.


Infosound, the charity

Infosound is an independent British charity, registered in England, Scotland and Wales.

We are a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, the Talking News Federation and the local sight loss charity umbrella organisation Visionary.


We operate under the terms of our charitable Constitution and, aware of our obligation to listening members of the public, our staff and our volunteers, we work to a number of policy guidelines, approved by our charity's trustees:

These may all be found in our Policy Statements document.


We are registered with HMRC as a charity and with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR.



Infosound has modest running costs, but is reliant on raising funds from voluntary donation and grants. We remain extremely grateful to all those who enable our work to continue so that we can provide our services to others completely free of charge.

There is more about supporting our work here.


Our most recent (and past) Annual Report and Accounts are registered with both the Charity Commission (of England and Wales) and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Our financial year runs from January to December and:


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Infosound is a British charity, registered in England and Wales (no. 1142082) and in Scotland (no. SC039929).


We are funded solely by voluntary donations and grants.

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Information to help living with sight loss