Becoming a listener


  • Register as a listener
  • Free postage arrangements

    How can I become a listener?

    If you live in the Swindon area, or are interested in Swindon news, and you are unable to read a newspaper because you are blind or visually impaired, you can receive The Swindon Talking Newspaper (STAN) on a memory stick, every week.

    The newspaper contains local news items from the Swindon Advertiser, and features such as sport and thought for the week. The service costs nothing to the listener. The circulated memory stick is free, including postage. If you don't have the facilities to listen to the memory stick, STAN can lend you a player that is also free.

    The talking newspaper memory sticks are sent out each Thursday by post in a reusable plastic wallet, and usually arrive on Friday morning. You then have the weekend to listen to the content. STAN asks that you try to post the wallet back by Monday of each week. If you have not finished listening to the memory stick, please hold on to it, and return the wallet empty. Just pop the memory stick in with next week’s talking newspaper when you return the wallet the following week.  


  • What's on the weekly memory stick
  • Producing the weekly news
  • Becoming a volunteer
  • Donations to STAN
  • About us
  • How to contact us
  • Useful links
  • STAN home page



    Swindon & District Talking Newspaper Association
    Registered Charity No. 284665
    stan@swindontalkingnews.org.uk
    Telephone 01793 522511