As a reader for the talking newspaper in Littlehampton I attended a South of England Talking News Conference at St Richard’s hospital in Chichester with about 14 other groups, some from as far afield as Norfolk.
The programme was well balanced with speakers from The British Wireless Fund for the Blind, the Talking News Federation, 4Sight and Chichester Area Talking news.
The march of mobile technology and its use in communicating with blind and partially sighted people to allow them to feel part of the community was at the core of all our discussions. The future is digital.
I just hope we don’t lose our faithful listeners on the way.