Doncaster Talking News for the Blind
7th August 2018
An organisation in Doncaster is offering a free service provided for blind and partially sighted people.
Known as the Doncaster Talking News for the Blind, this is a completely free service, operated by a large team of volunteers.
Every fortnight it issues a full news round-up of news and events happenings in the Doncaster area.
Then every two months, a magazine format version offers longer pieces, interviews with local people of interest, a what's on roundup and more.
These are delivered in the form of a memory stick, which can be played through any PC or laptop,or on a specially-designed 'radio-style' machine, simple to operate and provided (and delivered) free of charge by the DTN (Registered Charity) volunteers.
Both the fortnightly news bulletin (lasting about an hour ) and the longer magazine are delivered free of charge by the Post Office in easy-to-use plastic envelopes with a simple reversible return label.
Hundreds of people in and around Doncaster receive and enjoy the service, but it believes many more people would welcome the service if they only knew of its existence.