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INTERDEPENDENCE: BLIND AMBITION

Elizabeth Jones, 88
Set up Talking News Islington

“I lost my sight though an accident, which turned life upside down. I missed getting out and about, and I used to like reading but I couldn’t read,” says Elizabeth Jones who went on to set up a talking newspaper, Talking News Islington, which goes to around 200 visually impaired people. The monthly CD is a round up from Islington Gazette, Islington Tribune, the council’s Islington Life and useful information for the listeners from sources such as Moorfields Eye Hospital, RNIB etc. “I enjoy doing Talking News Islington because all the time I’m learning from different organisations, and I’m then aware of what other people who are visually impaired are missing.  Life isn’t dull: it is always on overload. And it keeps you going. Mentally it’s good for your health to finish one thing and go on to the next and learn. It’s good to mix with volunteers knowing we are getting more visually impaired people out of their homes so that they can lead more interesting lives.”

www.tnf.org.uk/local-tn/find-a-local-talking-newspaper/talking-news-islington

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