Audio service

Known as ‘talking newspapers and magazines’, we have a wide range of magazines and newspapers available on CD or USB stick, containing selected highlights of the best articles and features on high street newsstands.

Recorded professionally and by volunteers, or with high quality synthetic voice for daily newspapers and TV/Radio listings, each CD or USB stick contains about 80 minutes of recording in digital sound quality. Sent to your home, you keep the CD to read at your leisure. (We send you a padded envelope so you can return USB sticks easily and at no cost to you).

All titles are on the one CD or USB stick unless otherwise stated. If you would like the full content of your favourite newspaper or magazine or would like to download audio newspapers and magazines, check out our online service.

Which magazines and newspapers are available?

Find out what’s currently available in the RNIB Newsagent collection by contacting our Helpline, who can discuss your favourite titles, genres and available formats on 0303 123 9999 or email helpline@rnib.org.uk

What equipment do I need?

Audio CD titles will play on any standard CD player. They can also be played using Talking Book machines as well as DVD players and computer CD drives. MP3 CDs can be played on CD players with the ability to play MP3 discs, as well as in computers using media software. USB sticks can be played using USB stick players, as well as in computers using media software or on some models of Talking Book machines.

Get a free sample to try

If you'd like to try RNIB Newsagent before you join, you can order a free issue in the format of your choice by calling our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email helpline@rnib.org.uk

How much does it cost?

CDs (MP3 or audio) and USB sticks cost £11 per year for monthly titles, £16 per year for double CD monthly magazines, or £20.80 per year for weekly titles.

Some of our weekly CD titles, such as TV and radio listings, are just £10.40 per year. For more information, contact our Helpline.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to our text or audio download service, and get access to our entire magazine range ready to download in your preferred format. Find out more about our online service.

If you would like to take out a subscription to a magazine or newspaper, or have any further queries, contact our Helpline. Telephone 0303 123 9999 from Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.30pm. 

You can also email helpline@rnib.org.uk or complete our online contact form.

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