FAQ

1.   Can I receive your output if I am not registered blind?               

Most definitely, YES.  If you are unable to read standard (N12) newspaper print, then we are happy for you to receive our recordings. No means tests are necessary.

2.   Can I receive the Talking Newspaper if I live outside Wellingborough?

Yes, you can. Please note we also cover

Bozeat,  Earls Barton, Finedon,  Grt. Doddington, Higham Ferrers,  Irchester, Irthlingborough,  Isham, Mears Ashby, Orlingbury, Podington,  Raunds, Rushden,  Stanwick,  Wilby and Wollaston

3. How will I receive the Talking Newspaper?

We will provide you as a new listener with a USB player totally free of charge.  Each week you will receive a pouch with a device called a memory stick which fits into the player.

4.   What happens if I do not return my Talking Newspaper one week through illness or holidays?

Each new listener is allocated three pouches to send out your memory stick so we can cover a week without return.  If you can, advise us if you are unable to receive the Talking Newspaper for two or more weeks. Please advise us by putting a simple note in your pouch if possible.

5.   How much does your service cost?

This is a FREE public service and we are delighted to provide it free of charge. The cost of postage is fully paid by the government who subsidise Royal Mail for this purpose.

6.   Can I make a donation to the Talking Newspaper?

We are a registered charity so all donations are welcome. If you feel you wish to help please send your donation to our Fund Manager Mike Webb E-mail:  mikewebb@wdtn.org.uk.  Alternatively, if you wish to send a cheque, this should be made payable to “Wellingborough Talking Newspaper” and sent to the studio at The Belgrade Centre, Denington Road, Wellingborough NN8.2QH.

7.   Can I still receive my Talking Newspaper by audio tape?

Sadly this is now not possible. However, our USB players have been specially designed for blind and partially sighted people.  Feedback that has been received indicates that listeners like the new players and are pleased with the improvement in sound quality from their recordings.

8.   What does your output consist of?

Each week we produce a digest of local news and features relevant to the area covered,  taken mainly from The Evening Telegraph, as well as a selection of interesting magazine articles.

9. Do you have any visually impaired listener representatives with whom I could chat and give feedback?

We do have representatives;  Please email info@wdtn.org.uk and somebody will get back to you.

10. Can I listen to a recording to try out before receiving your memory sticks on a regular basis?

On our HOME page you can listen to the most recent weekly recording of News  articles.

11. Who do I contact to ask for more information about the Talking Newspaper?

For details of our audio service,  contact info@wdtn.org.uk

12. How do I introduce a relative/neighbour/friend or even myself to the Talking Newspaper?

Simply contact us on info@wdtn.org.uk

13. How does your service operate?

We will send your recording on a memory stick in a pouch. Simply reverse the address label on the pouch after listening to it and post back the memory stick to us ready for the next edition.  No need to put a stamp on it as Royal Mail will return it to us 1st Class, Free of charge.

14.  How do I become a Volunteer?

If you would like to join the team by reading, helping to record,  serving on the Committee,  or if you would like further information about us, do not hesitate to contact us per       E-mail: info@wdtn.org.uk with your telephone number and one of our volunteers will respond ASAP.