Sound East provides a weekly talking newspaper, a fortnightly information edition and an occasional talking magazine - all free of charge to any registered blind or partially sighted person who requests them! We cover the Waveney area but also send our recordings to ex-pats around the country and abroad.
The news edition is compiled from the pages of the Lowestoft Journal and includes all the main news items, along with the more interesting small articles, obituaries and details of duty chemists.
The Informer contains useful information such as details of upcoming local events, sports results, weddings, village news, entertainment and money saving offers.
Sound East Extra is a monthly magazine produced with the assistance of a recorded version of the Norfolk Magazine, courtesy of Chatterbox (the Norwich Talking Newspaper) and Archant Newspapers. We also include the addition of our own items as and when they arise, recorded by our own volunteers consisting of a variety of articles such as interviews, commentaries on local events, and other snippets to inform or entertain.
The thumb drives are delivered and returned free of charge by the Royal Mail.
Sound East is free to all with a visual impairment. New listeners are always welcome. If you are interested in registering to receive our recordings, please contact us on 01502 539656.
The studio work is carried out on Tuesdays for the Informer and on Fridays for the News recording, with volunteers coming in to the studio, carrying out their one to two hour stints some time during the day or evening; resulting in the finished product being put in large sacks for collection by the Post Office, and delivery the next day to our listeners.
We are always looking for volunteers, if you are interested you can read more about the various volunteer roles that are available here.