Audio compilation of stories given to blind
A charity which helps the blind is creating an audio compilation of stories to mark National Storytelling Week.
Vista, based in Margaret Road, Leicester, will distribute a compilation CD to almost 2,000 visually impaired people during the week, which starts tomorrow and runs until Saturday, February 2.
A spokesman for Vista's transcriptions service said: "We are very excited to be taking part in National Storytelling Week for a third year.
"Some people with a sight loss are totally reliant on someone else to read things aloud for them so Vista's audio transcription service gives them a real sense of independence."
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Vista also provides blind or partially sighted people in Leicestershire and Rutland with a free talking newspaper service.
Publications including the Leicester Mercury are recorded and distributed fortnightly to about 3,000 listeners.
Recordings are available in English, Gujarati, Punjabi and other languages on request.
One Vista user, who receives the newspaper in Gujarati, said: "I have glaucoma and struggle to read. Receiving the Leicester Mercury on CD is fantastic for me.
"I know what's going on in Leicester and have things I can talk to my grandchildren about."