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Unique reunion ‘first’ for talking newspapers team.
Monday 2nd June 2014 @ 08:00 by Anna Fletcher
Talking News
Tameside Talking News had the unique opportunity of meeting the clients that have been listening to their voices for years in some cases for the very first time (above).The organisation, based at Dukinfield Town Hall, send out weekly news on USB sticks for people who are blind or visually impaired so they can still hear their local news.The news readers and their listeners were approached by Tameside Council’s Cultural Services who offered them the chance to visit the Bridgewater Hall for a concert by the Halle Orchestra.

Trustee for Tameside Talking News John Howard said: “This was such a wonderful opportunity. The people who are visually impaired, a lot of them have been listeners for a long time, some maybe 30 or 40 years, but won’t ever have met any of our people who have been doing the reading each week.”

The news readers went along to the council offices and with some of the staff there took part in a training course through Tameside Sight on how to guide a visually impaired person allowing them to help them around on the day of the concert.

More on this story in this week’s (29th May) Tameside Reporter out now.