THE Keighley & District Talking Newspaper for the Blind is a charity originally formed in 1977 after a steering committee had worked under the guidance of the then editor of the Keighley News.

It produces – free of charge – a weekly hour-long cassette for visually impaired people, and relies on volunteers to do the recording each Friday between 7pm and 8.30pm at Sight Airedale's premises in Scott Street.

Our numbers have reduced through people leaving the district and we now require people who could be trained to record on a small mixing unit – in-house training will be provided – and others who feel able to read cuttings to record on the tape. They will have to read for up to ten minutes at a time in a loud, clear voice – but regional accents are totally acceptable.

There is also a need for team leaders to be trained to cover for possible illness. Again training will be given, but basically this requires you to choose the articles to be read each week and cut them from a copy of the Keighley News for reading.

If you are able to volunteer, please contact me on 07780 355702.

Thank you.


Keighley & District Talking Newspaper for the Blind