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Recordings of Local News for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Hosted by Lee on Thursday 2022-04-14 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: blind, audio, recording.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (6)

Part of the series: Accessibility

Shows about tearing down the barriers for our fellow hackers.

The Talking News Federation website:

With links to 300+ talking newspapers in the UK.

The British Wireless for the Blind website:

Royalty Free Music from Bensound:

The Audacity website:

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whisper --model tiny --language en hpr3574.wav

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Comment #1 posted on 2022-04-14T20:49:01Z by Windigo

Enlightening episode

Thank you for the episode! I was completely unaware of these services, and found them highly interesting.

Comment #2 posted on 2022-04-14T23:56:49Z by brian-in-ohio

good show

I really liked this episode, good insight into how audio production is done on an expert level. I'd love to hear how Lee is connected to the project and maybe a how you got into audii stuff. I bet you Lee is a Forth guy!

Comment #3 posted on 2022-04-24T15:59:45Z by elmussol

elderly relatives et al

The Talking Newspaper arriving weekly was a highlight for a couple of my Great Aunts when I was growing up in the '70s in the UK. I know that groups of both sighted and not folks organized "Listening Coffee Mornings" through church at that time.

It's interesting to think that then, Talking Books were a thing primarily for visually-impared people only, whereas now, audio books are a thing for everyone. Audible (and the rest) owe their existence to standing on the shoulders of giants.

A great episode that reminded me that people do good stuff for other people for reasons other than financial reward.

Comment #4 posted on 2022-04-24T16:09:26Z by elmussol


Forgot to mention that it should be said that the local paper in question was the (still extant) Clitheroe Advertiser & Times.

Comment #5 posted on 2022-05-09T16:15:14Z by elmussol


@davemorris: To correct your comment on the Community News -- Clitheroe is in Lancashire not Yorkshire.

Comment #6 posted on 2022-05-09T18:49:06Z by Dave Morriss

Clitheroe, LANCASHIRE!

Hi @elmussol,

Thanks for the correction.

I'm embarrassed to admit that I was a student in Manchester for about 5 years and then worked at Lancaster University another 5 or so (both in Lancashire, for the benefit of the non-English), and wasn't sure about the location of Clitheroe.

Not a mistake I'll make again :-)

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