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Tyne Sound News is a registered charity, part of the Talking Newspaper Federation,
providing an audio recording service for the visually impaired.
Established for over thirty five years we post about 25,000 recordings annually.
Teams of unpaid volunteers produce all of the recordings.

They are all totally free of charge and delivered by the "Articles For The Blind" postal
service provided free by the Royal Mail.
Donations from listeners and members of the public ensure the continued survival of
the service.

Four regular productions provide local news, views, entertainment and information.
Each recording is eighty minutes in length.

This is a talking newspaper.
It contains news items from the Journal and Chronicle.
There is also a whats on guide, a look at the letters pages and a sports roundup.
This is recorded weekly and available on cd or cassette.

This is a monthly magazine for everyone, with a mixture of local history, travel,
famous people, quizzes, nostalgia, stories and cookery.
This is available on cd or cassette.

This is a bi monthly selection of articles taken from the Northumbrian, a magazine
specifically designed for people who are interested in the life and times of the county.
This is available on cd or cassette.

This is a quarterly recording with up to date advice and information.
Covering issues such as health, book reviews, technology and benefits.
This is available on cd or cassette.

Anyone who is visually impaired can receive these recordings.
We welcome new listeners locally, nationally and worldwide.
The recordings are sent in plastic wallets using the free Articles For The
Blind Royal Mail service.
You return your wallet, including the tape, by placing it in your nearest post box.
No stamp is needed.
The cd is not re-useable and need not be returned.

If you would like to receive any or all of these recordings by post, or have any questions,
please get in touch with us by using the details on the CONTACT US page.

                                             registered charity no 505537