St Albans And District Talking Newspapers

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11 Hatfield Road,
St. Albans,Hertfordshire


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Established in 1974 by two St Albans residents, SADTN is committed to helping local blind and partially sighted residents keep in touch with what is going on in their local community. SADTN produces a weekly audio programme, containing news stories from the local papers (recorded by volunteer readers), longer articles from regional and national magazines (with permission of the publishers), monthly events and entertainment preview, audio book reviews, interviews, items about local natural and social history - and more! Each listener is provided on free loan with a playback unit (boombox) and receives a memory stick by post using the Royal Mail 'Articles for the Blind' free postal service. Almost 100 volunteers (readers, editors, sound engineers, copy teams, distribution secretaries) are able to provide this all-year-round service to around 110 listeners in all parts of the District (St Albans, Harpenden and all the surrounding villages). The most important message is: 'Do you know someone - family, friend or neighbour - who might enjoy this totally free service if only they knew it is available to them?' All the rest is on the website!

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