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Doncaster and District Talking Newspapers

Our charity provides free audio local news and magazine broadcasts primarily for blind and partially sighted listeners in Doncaster.

Doncaster and District Talking Newspapers

Contact Telephone Number



Charity Address

Sprotbrough Community Library Doncaster.

Since the 1970's our association, Doncaster and District Talking Newspapers for the Blind, has been providing audio newspapers on a fortnightly basis to registered blind and partially sighted people in Doncaster, completely free of charge. We are staffed entirely by volunteers - editors, readers, engineers and admin staff. 

With the kind permission of each local newspaper’s proprietors, our editors select the news content for each fortnightly issue from the daily and weekly local press over the two weeks prior to the recording. We also provide our active listeners with a two-monthly audio magazine containing items of local interest and interviews.

Our association is a registered charity and is run on donations from various, very generous, local organisations (plus a number of individual donors). We currently operate from Sprotborough Community Library by kind permission of the trustees.

Our audio recordings are sent, on memory sticks, to registered blind and partially sighted customers, and returned, free of charge in reversibly address-labelled plastic wallets under the Royal Mail's Freepost Items For The Blind scheme. 

We provide free mini boom-box digital audio players to those of our customers who have no existing means of playing memory sticks, our broadcasts are now also available online via our FB page links, on links in, the Sprotbrough Community Library’s website, via smart speakers and a smartphone app to persons who cannot use printed media but who can't use Freepost.

Anyone on the blind/partially sighted register can ask to be referred to us by The Sensory Team at Social Services DMBC or can ring our treasurer John directly on 07530526654 or email for details.

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