Talking Newspapers

National Talking Newspapers and Magazines: (now RNIB Newsagent)

Link to National Talking Newspapers websiteWebsite:


Telephone: 0303 123 9999

National Talking Newspapers and Magazines, National Recording Centre, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8DB

West Shropshire Talking Newspaper(covers Shrewsbury area) :


Telephone: 01743 364 726  (when leaving a message please give your telephone number first.)

West Shropshire Talking Newspaper, Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JE

West Shropshire Talking Newspaper provides local news and information, recordings are made on USB memory sticks, or you can listen via internet radio. It is a free service to the blind and partially sighted

Oswestry Talking Newspaper:

Website: There is no website for OTN

Telephone: Sandy or Bev –Tel: 01691 830726, John –Tel: 01691 650388, Andrew or Helen –Tel: 01691 671766

East Shropshire Talking Newspaper For Blind:



Telephone: 07989 815 659  (Wednesday 8 am to 9.30 am, answerphone at other times, leave your contact details and they will call you back)

Address: C/O Shropshire Star, Waterloo Road, Ketley, Telford TF1 5HU Telephone 01952 241 888

NTN&M provides national newspapers and magazines in a variety of accessible formats, for visually impaired and print disabled people who find reading a strain. Audio tape remains the most popular, with about 30,000 cassettes being dispatched each week to visually-impaired listeners. However, more and more people are opting for the more easily navigable audio CD while still others are signing on for the electronic service service (computer disk, e-mail, internet download, CD-ROM and now MP3 Download) which not only allows access to complete publications (audio tapes and CDs have a restricted capacity which only allows for edited highlights from each publication), but greatly increases the speed of delivery. Indeed, a number of blind people are now able to receive and browse their daily papers quicker than sighted readers!

Services vary for local Talking Newspapers and you are advised to contact them direct for more information.

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