Gloucester Talking Newspaper for the visually impaired

PHONE: 01452 478963

Welcome to the Gloucester Talking Newspaper

Hear: About Gloucester Talking Newspaper

The Gloucester Talking Newspaper ( GTN) was established in 1977 to provide local news to visually impaired people.

It goes out weekly to around 70 people who like to hear what is going on in and around Gloucester.

A USB player can be provided to play the memory stick which is delivered through the Articles for the Blind service . The listener simply has to return the pouch weekly to ensure a regular service.

It is a free service with Charitable  status which  run by an amazing team of volunteers who edit, read,  record and do the administration. If you are interested in becoming a listener or a volunteer please could you contact us through this website or ring 01452 478963.

About us

If you are registered visually impaired then you can receive a free, weekly copy of the Gloucester Talking Newspaper delivered to your door.

We ask listeners to put the USB stick back in the post in their pouches for us to copy the next week’s recording. There is no postage charge to the listener.

If you do not have an USB Stick player the Gloucester Talking Newspaper can provide you with one on free loan.

There have been Talking Newspapers (TNs) in the UK since the early 1970’s with the count now at over 500. The Gloucester Talking Newspaper (GTN) began on May 8th 1977 and the 1000th issue was recorded on January 19th 2009. It currently has approximately 70 listeners. All the personnel (around 40) involved in the making of the GTN are volunteers.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) runs RNIB Newsagent which distributes audio copies of national papers and magazines. There is a charge for this service.

The Talking News Federation (TNF) assists its 400 member TNs with issues such as Copyright, Articles for the Blind and legislation.