The Whitecliffs Talking News provides free weekly digital recordings to anybody in the Dover Deal or Sandwich area, who finds it difficult to read newsprint. Each week a skilled team of volunteers, reads selected articles of news, events and essential information from the local newspapers – East Kent Mercury, Dover Mercury and Dover Express. Two usb sticks are included in the post free bag which is sent out weekly to visually impaired listeners. If you don’t have a computer no problem, just buy a boom box from Kent Association for the Blind for around £30, to play your memory stick. The KAB has other volunteers who can visit listeners at home to show them how to use the boom if needed. You can also listen to the recordings on a computer.
After listening to the recordings over about three or four days, the memory stick is returned in the same wallet it came in, simply by turning over the address label and sending it back to Maidstone free of charge, so that it can be re-used the following week. The service is free except for the initial charge for the boom box, but in some cases this can be supplied free too.
The recording contains: –
Local events for the coming week
Local history featuresNews from the Port of Dover
Letters to the editorsA magazine featuring articles of general interest.It also includes articles from country and other magazines. The weekly recording is made in a studio near Deal, by members of the Whitecliffs Talking News volunteer team of readers, editors and recording engineers. The finished article is then sent to the Kent Association for the Blind in Maidstone where it is duplicated.
The second memory stick, included in the post-free bag, entitled the Talking Magazine is produced by different teams of people around Kent each week and includes a wide selection of stories, serials and interviews.The award winning actress Miss Miriam Margolyes OBE is Patron of the Whitecliffs Talking Newspaper.
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