Volunteers needed to test new memory stick pilot

Posted on: Wednesday 14 October 2020

A black radio with yellow buttons and a hand inserting a memory stick into it

We have been told by many members of our community that they no longer have a CD player and that the devices they now use have a USB slot for a memory stick.

Thanks to sponsorship from Janssen, we will be piloting the distribution of Look Forward on memory stick (instead of CD) this November. The first group will be relatively small; a maximum of 25 people.

The plan is to send out the memory stick with the latest edition of Look Forward loaded onto it in a reusable pouch. When you have finished listening, simply return the stick to the pouch and return it to us. For those familiar with Calibre Audio Library’s system, this will be very similar.

If you are interested in joining the pilot group, please email jane.russell@RetinaUK.org.uk. Please note, the returnable memory sticks are only available via the Articles for the Blind service so if we don’t already have it, we do need your permission to send post to you marked in this way.

If you are able to access the Internet, you may be interested to know that back issues of Look Forward are available on our Podcast channel: https://anchor.fm/retina-uk. It is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.