Local news in audio format FREE to persons who are registered blind, partially sighted or unable to read a newspaper.
Approximately 90 minutes on an mp3 memory stick for members each week. Contains news mainly from The Essex Chronicle, plus other newspapers and magazines. General news, local sports, local road and pavement works, obituaries, entertainment and information from city and borough council. Other recorded information and magazines at monthly and/or quarterly intervals.
Listen... on our Latest Recording page, on BWBF (Downloadable App) and Chelmsford Community Radio on 104.4FM Sunday 8 pm (and from their website).
Anyone registered blind, partially sighted or not able to manage a newspaper who would like to receive these recordings please get in touch. Go to 'Contact Us' page. In some cases an audio player can be provided for those who do not have one of their own.
We ask volunteers to recognise the commitment requested to enable us to issue our talking newspaper each and every week.
Readers on a monthly rota, Thursday evenings. At our studio in Writtle of 2 hours duration: from 6.00pm. The reading team consists of an editor plus two.
Recording technician Allocated to a monthly rota, must be available on a Thursday evening from 5.30 pm to 10.00 pm to operate our digital recording system. We use Adobe Audition to record. Simple editing, copying and duplicating is easily picked up by anyone used to working with Microsoft Word Documents. Full training will be given. You need to be prepared to work on your own for some of the time. Contact us
Dispatch Team - around 2 hours on a Friday morning to unpack and pack mem sticks into wallets and deliver to Post Office
Please get in touch by visiting the ''Contact Us' page.