Student helps publicise talking newspaper charity with new website

Student helps publicise talking newspaper charity with new website

An IT student is helping blind and partially sighted people in Bath and Bristol access a talking newspaper.

Peter Day (pictured), a level 3 student from Bath College has been working on a website for charity, Keynsham & District Talking Newspaper, which helps people who struggle with their sight access local news.

It posts subscribers a memory stick each week, where they can listen to interviews, community features and lifestyle articles. 

In the newly created website, Peter has uploaded a sample of the articles to raise awareness of the free service to potential listeners and their families.

He said: “The charity wanted the website to be clear and easy to use, allowing people to navigate it themselves. The main challenge was making sure it was readable for partially sighted people, which is why the website is yellow with a large font.”

Eighteen-year-old Peter will now help the charity with the upkeep of the new website, and use the experience to help him in his future career.

Mike Crane, chair of KTN, said: “We are delighted with the work Peter has done for us and were very pleased that he was able to attend our recent meeting of volunteers and listeners to present the new website.”