SUTTON TALKING NEWSPAPER
A free service for blind and visually impaired people in the London Borough of Sutton

Sutton Talking Newspaper (STN), a charity run entirely by volunteers, each week records about 30 minutes of local news taken from The Sutton Guardian, onto CDs, memory sticks and Internet radio, for blind & visually impaired people in the London Borough of Sutton.

In addition there is a 30 minute recording of a magazine-type programme, “The Clarion”, with articles of specific interest for the blind (e.g. latest aids and equipment, financial advice, etc.) together with items of more general interest.

Memory stick listeners can also enjoy recordings of several popular weekly & monthly magazines such as “Hello”, “My Weekly” and “BBC History”, providing over 22 hours of varied topics of interest on a weekly basis.

These recordings are sent out in special yellow pouches which should be returned after listening for the following week’s edition.  There is no charge for the service and no postal costs, as these are covered under Articles for the Blind.

If you, or a relative or friend, can no longer read the local newspapers because of poor sight, you may be interested to receive our weekly recordings of news from the local papers.

To try our recordings, please download and complete this form and return it to:

SUTTON TALKING NEWSPAPER
1 Grove Cottage
Grove Park
High Street
Carshalton
Surrey  SM5 3BB

If you have any questions you can leave a message on the STN office answerphone and we’ll return your call very soon:  020 3759 6679

Contacts:
Secretary  -  Jill Nicol
   secretary@suttontn.org.uk
Publicity & Public Relations Officer  -                       
  publicity@suttontn.org.uk

Our most recent recordings are listed below.

Click on News or Clarion to play that recording
using the BWBF player.

News

Clarion

The opening & closing music for our News section is called ‘Funky Element’ - composed & performed by Bensound

Some additional recordings are available below

Click on the link to play the recording in your
local player, or right-click and Save target as...
to download.

Judith Potts talks about Esme's Umbrella




Positions vacant at the studio:
For more details on any of the following vancancies, please contact our Secretary, Jill Nicol, at the studio or via email, using the contact details shown above.
• Clarion Presenters - We are currently seeking 2 x volunteers to each compile and present a 30 minute audio magazine approximately once a month.
• Recording Technicians - We are currently seeking 2 x volunteers as recording technicians to each run recording sessions at our studio approximately once a month. Previous experience at recording is not essential, training will be provided. However the candidate must have IT technical skills, e.g. can configure Windows and Linux, understands topics like IP addressing, file access rights etc. and able to make up cables.


Useful links: Talking News Federation
www.tnf.org.uk
Sutton Vision
www.suttonvision.org.uk
British Wireless for the Blind Fund
www.blind.org.uk
Infosound
www.infosound.org.uk