The Talking News is a free service which is produced each week for people living with sight loss to help them keep in touch with their community.
In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak we believe this service has never been more needed with many more people now isolated in their own homes and having little contact with the outside world.
We are reliant on donations to help cover our production costs and if you are able to make a donation it could help us to continue to provide this vital service in this time of crisis.
The Latest issue of the Talking News
Our talking news is available to listen to in a digital podcast format. It can be found here on our website and should be available on most popular podcasting platforms.
If you can’t find us on your podcasting app, you can always add our feed by clicking here
We are also available via the British Wireless for the Blind app;
You can also listen through Alexa Smart Speakers.
First you need to install the Talking Newspapers Skill. To do this say: “Alexa, Enable Talking Newspapers”
Once this is enabled, to play the Black Country Talking News say: “Alexa, Play Talking Newspapers” – then ask for the Black Country Talking News by saying: “Alexa, Play Black Country Talking News”
If you are having problems accessing the Talking News via Alexa, you may be using an out of date skill. To find out how to update your device you can listen to this audio guide.
Those without access to the internet can also receive the Talking News in the post on CD
If you would like to find out any more information about the service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re currently conducting a short survey about our Talking News. If you can spare a few minutes we would appreciate your time in taking part.
You can find a link for the survey here.