Free Daily & Weekly Glasgow Herald, Glasgow Times, The National and Inside Soap Readings On Your Computer Today
The above links will take you directly to the latest stream of each title. If you are listening on a computer or on your mobile phone you will need to press the play button on the player or use the fast forward or rewind buttons.
Remember we are able to do this with the publishers’ permission so it would be extremely helpful if you would sign up to our mailing list as this is a free streaming service. Your details will not be passed on but will be used to keep you informed as to the work of our charity and any changes or improvements we are making.
Sonata Internet Radio
If you would rather acquire a Sonata Internet Radio box from the British Wireless for the Blind Fund please watch the video and contact them directly. Obviously asking for the Cue and Review titles to be added to the setup.
Listen To Talking Newspapers From Across The Country On Your Mobile Phone
National charity British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) and The Talking News Federation (TNF) have joined forces to bring together local Talking Newspapers from across the UK.
They have developed a mobile application that can be accessed independently from any specialist BWBF equipment.
The Talking Newspaper app can be downloaded by users to their own smart devices for free from both Apple and Android stores; and is available to people with a variety of difficulties reading text, such as dyslexia - not just the blind and partially sighted.
Alexa Skill Beta Test
Our Alexa Skill brings talking newspapers that are members of the Talking Newspaper Federation together on a skill developed by Cue and Review Recording Service and the British Wireless for the Blind Fund.
Weekly USB Stick digests
Listening to members of the East Dunbartonshire Visual Impairment Forum we decided to go offline by launching our weekly USB stick digest version. Posted out to members in a postal wallet for them to listen and then return to us, its a great option for those not wanting to listen online daily. Email the team for your first edition
During the lockdown, this service is not available as we are not in our centre.
What We Offer
Monday to Friday our volunteers are reading and then uploading individual articles to the Sonata Internet Radio service provided by the British Wireless for the Blind Fund. Via the boxes featured in the video, you can listen daily to approximately 20 articles from the Herald, 16 Glasgow Times and 20 articles per week from The National all with the permission of Newsquest Glasgow. We also upload weekly recordings of Inside Soap and TV Radio Listings.
On the box you don’t need to listen to the whole paper you can choose which articles you wish to listen to. On the stream, you can listen as the articles are read automatically or click on the individual tracks.
While we are phasing out our tape service we are still providing a weekly tape of the Herald and Glasgow Times but as tape players become harder to find we are encouraging sighted family members to use our alternative faster services. You also receive less information on an audio cassette and have to post the cassettes back in a postal wallet after each edition.
Support Workers or Sighted People with Visually Impaired Relatives.
Many Councils have banned streaming websites, so if you can't listen to your favourite radio station on your work computer chances are you won't be able to listen to our daily service. You can still, however, set it up on a clients computer in their home or encourage them to contact BWBF for a player.
BWBF Connect enables the recipient to receive equipment via a doorstep delivery. They then receive a phone call from a member of BWBF’s team who talks them through the setup and answers any questions they may have, ensuring that they get full use of the equipment. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving a device, please contact BWBF Connect on 01622 754 757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cue and Review's office
We rarely answer the phone as we have a limited team that are usually in the studios reading, instead drop us an email here or contact us on our Facebook page. We want to encourage you to download the streaming service for your relative as it is so much easier to use than a cd or tape service.