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Audio material for people with vision impairments can be provided in several ways.

Local disability groups, particularly blind associations, may be able to help by making recordings of your preprepared scripts. It is worth checking with them first for advice on what should be included and how it is best presented. Alternatively there may be a local Talking Newspaper organisation or a hospital radio service that could help.

It can be easy enough to produce your own master tape on a C60 or C90 cassette. These days there are many more ways of providing recorded information. The information can then be passed to the blind association for copying and distribution. If you are a large organisation or a business, you should offer some financial support for the work done on your behalf but the cost should be minimal.

In making your own recording, it should be reasonably short and to the point, with contact telephone numbers being given for anyone who wants more information. Longer pieces are helped if two voices are used to give more variety.



COMPUTER SOLUTIONS

Text can be offered as a word processed document on a computer. This can then be read on a large print screen, spoken by appropriate software or reprinted at appropriate sizes for particular recipients.

Computer systems are now available that can translate computer text documents in spoken words or Braille sheets. It is well worth checking that the computer has translated acurately by looking at or listening to the results. If it is a Braille sheet, find someone from the local blind association who can read Braille and would be happy to check it for you.