Welcome to Hamilton Sound - The Talking Newspaper for Hamilton and District
We are a Talking Newspaper which transcribes and distributes audio versions of The Hamilton Advertiser and other printed publications to blind and partially sighted people in and around Hamilton.
You do not have to be a Registered Blind Person to receive Hamilton Sound - if your quality of vision prevents you from reading normal size newsprint you qualify for our free service. There are a number of different ways to receive your weekly copy of Hamilton Sound. Select the method which best suits you from the panels below and follow the advice given. If you need help with this we are always available to help and advise you, just contact us by phone or eMail and we will respond. Remember, there is no charge for our service and you can stop at any time you want so why not give us a try and start enjoying a weekly read of your local newspaper once again.
Select from the latest editions below to listen now
Help us spread the word please
We have great difficulty in spreading news of our service to possible new listeners. As you may imagine, traditional methods such as leaflets and newspaper adverts are useless if someone's visual impairment prevents them from reading them and getting the message.
We find the most effective way is by word of mouth and personal recommendation by family and friends. If you know of anyone who may benefit from our service please let them know about us and encourage them to get in touch.
This leaflet about our service and how to apply for it will help you. Please click here to open a PDF document which you can print or save.
Alternatively why not assit your friend or family member to join up via this web site. It only takes a moment to change someone's quality of life for the better.
Our service is free of all charges including postage and totally confidential. We do not use listener's contact details for any other purpose nor do we share listener's information with anyone else.