Newspaper goes digital

Readers Bob and Mary Kendall with coordinator Simon Foley.
Readers Bob and Mary Kendall with coordinator Simon Foley.

A talking newspaper that is distribyted to blind and visually imparied people has changed its way of delivering the news.

Using a Big Littery grant, Morpeth Talking Newspaper has gone digital, and changed from cassettes to memory sticks.

Editor Simon Foley said: “The talking newspaper has improved its recordings by updating to a digital method and has gone the final step by introducing memory sticks as the way to distribute it.

“I hope the new method will appeal to a wider range of listeners.”

The newspaper is produced every fortnight and is recorded by local reading groups.

For more details, email simonfoley1@me.com