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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is eligible to receive the Oswestry Talking News?
A. Blind or partially sighted people and those who have some temporary or permanent incapacity or disability which makes reading a strain. 

Q. How much will I have to pay?
A. The service is free of charge and postage is free for the blind or partially sighted people receiving weekly editions via memory stick. 

Q. How do I apply for the Oswestry Talking Newspaper service via memory stick?
A. Complete an application form, scan and email to or send it via Royal Mail to Mrs Gwyneth Cliffe

This can be obtained here   Application Form

Q. How will I access the Oswestry Talking newspaper?
A. You can access the Oswestry Talking News editions using the Talking Newspaper App.

You can also access it via Amazon Alexa using the following instructions:-
"Alexa, enable Talking Newspapers", "Alexa - open Talking Newspapers",  "Oswestry" and "Yes" to confirm.
If you are Blind or partially sighted a recording can be sent to you on a memory stick and sent out to you in a yellow zipped pouch. 

Q. Will I need to buy any specialist equipment?
A. You will need a device to access the Talking Newspaper App or an Amazon Alexa  device.. An appropriate player will be provided on long term loan to those eligible to receive the editions via memory stick.

Q. If I leave the area may I still receive the newspaper via a memory stick?
A. Yes. We can post the memory sticks anywhere in the country.