The official logo of Bedford and District Audio News - drawing in light blue of two eyes with the initials B.D.A.N. written inside each, with the charity's name beneath
Bedford Talking Newspaper
for the Blind (BDAN)
Registered UK charity no. 802814
Official logo of TNF - The Talking News Federation - Letters TNF in purple inverted commas.  BDAN is a member of this umbrella organisation.  Click to visit the TNF website.  Please note: BDAN is not responsible for the content of other websites
Member Organisation:
Talking News Federation


About BDAN

History of BDAN

Meet Volunteers

Get Involved

Links
See a video explaining what we do. (Supplied by Lundscapes Video Production)


(c) BDAN 2013

A recordist and four readers, pictured reading at the BDAN studio desk
A very warm welcome!

This is the official website of Bedford's Talking Newspaper for the Blind

BDAN is a small, local, volunteer-run UK charity providing Bedford's newspaper articles free on -
CD, USB flash drive, audio cassette
and via this website
USB stick and cassette listeners also receive a quarterly Magazine of general interest items
Photograph of David Mitchell, Chairman and Listener Representative of Bedford and District Audio News (BDAN).  To find out about some volunteers, click here'Thank you for visiting this website. Whatever the reason for browsing our pages, I hope you become more informed about BDAN, and will consider supporting us in the near future.'

David Mitchell, Chairman
and Listener Representative
Photograph of a recordist.  Click here to find out about BDAN and how a weekly edition is made
About BDAN

Discover more about the charity and a weekly programme

CLICK HERE AND LISTEN TO THIS WEEKS NEWS
Archive photo of Cyril Humphreys reading the weekly BDAN news.  Cyril was also the founding Chairman.  Click here to go to the History page History of BDAN

Learn about the charity's 35 years of work since starting in 1978
A BDAN volunteer packs cassettes into wallets as two others check tapes behind her.  Click here to go to the Meet Volunteers pageMeet Volunteers

Information about, and audio clips of, current and past helpers
Please
Tell your friends
family & colleagues
about BDAN!

Photo of a technician processing a recording.  Click to get find out how you can become involved with BDANGet Involved

Prospective listeners, volunteers and supporters. Plus, key facts about BDAN
Photo of a volunteer using the BDAN website.  Click here for a list of web links and other details
Links

Details about other Talking Newspapers, support groups and other websites - local and across the UK

CONTACT : Chairman, David Mitchell on 01234 218989, Treasurer, Janet Cook 01234 301074
...or email: s.j.e@btinternet.com (Please put 'BDAN ENQUIRY' in the subject heading)

The son of a former BDAN listener said:
'My mother has enjoyed your tapes... This has been especially beneficial as her progressive loss of sight and increasing ill health reduced her mobility ...I thank you for the excellent service you have provided'
2007, quoted with permission

To see where Bedford is in relation to London (using Google Maps) click here . . . The Wikipedia entry for Bedford can be accessed here
The Bedford Borough Council tourist information site can be found using this link
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BDAN would like to thank Web-Hosting.uk.com for generously hosting this website free of charge