The Talking Newspaper for the Blind and visually impaired in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk
Click here for Vision Link online
You can also add this link to your own device.
https://bwbf.org.uk/tn-app/download/. To recieve it.
Chairman. Keith Leedell 01553 810848
Treasurer. Lesley Marriage
Editor Helena Clarke
Secretary. John Dawson.01485 572054
For further information contact Keith, John or
Charity number 1048633
Supported by Thomas Pocklington Trust
Sadly our President Elizabeth Harrison has recently died. There was a service of remembrance for her on January 19th at 11.00 in the Kings Lynn Methodist Church London Road. Where we learned of the great contribution Elizabeth made to Kings Lynn as a GP and on her travels to promote UNICEF.
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.
It is compiled from local newspapers and magazines, the Lynn News, Your Local Paper and the KL magazine. It is available free to anyone registered visually impaired. It is recorded every two weeks 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 Vision Norfolk equipment center on the North Lynn industrial site. visionnorfolk.org.uk. Formally the Norfolk and Norwich association for the blind.
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, computers or some TV's. These players are loaned to listeners for as long as they need them. They operate on battery or mains. The news is also available through this website or the Amazon Echo Dot, Alexa, with the skill Talking Newspapers. 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.