Helpful Hints

Keeping up with the news

Keeping up with the news can be very challenging for low vision patients  Television news broadcasts rarely go into any detail or give much background.  Newspapers are much better for that.  However, it is very difficult for low vision patients to read newspapers.  The Talking Information Center has a program that make keeping up with the news much easier.

 

The Talking Information Center: (781) 834-4400 is a great resource for visually impaired patients.  Newspapers and some magazines are read over the air each at a specific time of the day.  For example, the Boston Globe is read from 9:00 -10:00 daily while the Brockton Enterprise is read from 5:30 - 6:00 daily. 

 

The readings can be accessed in different ways; a dedicated closed circuit radio, dialing in by phone, Alexa Google home, the Talking Information app, some local cable stations and specific radio stations.  The Talking Information Center asks for a donation of $50 to obtain a dedicated closed circuit radio.

 

Dialing access by phone is sometimes challenging to patients.  This program allows listeners to schedule their day to simply listen in to their chosen programs.  It is a very convenient way to get the latest news in much more depth than listening to a TV news broadcast.  As we said, this is a great program.