VISION LINK

The Talking Newspaper for the Blind and visually impaired in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk

Click here for Vision Link online

President. Elizabeth Harrison
Chairman. Keith Leedell 01553 810848
Vice Chair. Louise Smith
Treasurer. Linda Overton

Editor Helena Clarke
Secretary. John Dawson.01485 572054

For further information contact Keith, John or

Email kingslynntn@gmail.com
 

Charity number 1048633

Vision Link is a member of the National Talking Newspaper Federation (TNF).  www.tnf.org.uk. Here you will find information on other Talking Newspapers and other sources of audio information. 
 
The King's Lynn Talking Newspaper for the Blind, Vision Link, contains local news not available from other sources. It is available free to any visually impaired person. It is compiled from local newspapers and magazines. The Lynn News, Your Local Paper and the KL magazine. It is recorded weekly by volunteers. In December 2019 we celebrated 40 years of production.
Vision Link complies with the 2016 General Data Protection Regulations and only uses clients data for the primary task of sending equipment and audio recordings.
Following the closure of the Downham Market and Hunstanton Talking Newspapers, Vision Link now covers the whole of West Norfolk to provide a Talking Newspaper and even supplies locals who have moved away as far as London and Glasgow.
For recording we use facilities at the Norfolk and Norwich association for the Blind (NNAB) on the North Lynn industrial site. Now known as Vision Norfolk, visionnorfolk.org.uk. 
The Talking Newspaper is run entirely by volunteers and receives no funding from any statutory body. The News is recorded onto USB memory sticks for play back on special players. These players are given to listeners for as long as they need them. They operate on battery or mains. The USB sticks are distributed and returned in special pouches by the Royal Mail free of charge as articles for the Blind. They can then be recycled.
We always need volunteers to keep this valuable service going. Apart from reading there are many other tasks, from preparing the script to operating the recording equipment, packing and unpacking the memory sticks and making copies. if you can spare just two hours a month please contact us.