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The Mardler Talking Newspaper

The Mardler Talking Newspaper

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Our charity was formed in 1985 and since then we have produced a weekly talking newspaper for the blind and visually impaired in North/Mid Norfolk. We are all volunteers who get together every week to ...

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Copy and Dispatch Helper

Copy and Dispatch Helper

Organisation role · 1 hrs/month
Aylsham Town Hall, Market Place, Norwich, England NR11 6EL, United Kingdom
WellbeingPeople with disabilitiesCommunity & family
Good health and well-beingReduced inequalities
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Summary

After our weekly recording is complete it's down to the Copy and Dispatch teams to get the latest edition sent out to our listeners.

Detailed description

Each week our blind and visually impaired listeners look forward to receiving their copy of The Mardler - Talking Newspaper. 


Early on Friday the week's Editor, Sound Engineer and a small team of readers gather in Aylsham to record the edition. This is completed by mid-day when a master recording is passed to the Copy and Dispatch (C&D) team.


Our friendly C&D teams are made up of a Team Leader and up to four helpers. Their first job is to empty a post office sack full of returned envelopes containing USB memory sticks.


The memory sticks are removed and the envelopes have their address labels reversed.


The listener address labels are scanned into a computer - a bit like returning books at the library.


The memory sticks are plugged into a special cleaning machine that clears their memory ready to take the new edition. Another machine takes the master recording and copies it onto the cleared memory sticks, eleven at a time.


The refreshed memory sticks are then tested in an MP3 player to ensure all is well. Once tested each one is placed in a return envelope and placed into a waiting post office sack.


There's a bit of tidying up and the post office sack is taken off to the local post office.


The whole C&D job is usually completed within one hour.


Full training for this role takes just a few minutes. Some manual dexterity and the ability to read a menu screen on our electronic equipment is required.

Getting there

The Copy and Dispatch room is located on the first floor.
The organiser has marked this opportunity as filled. Applications are closed. You can find other volunteering opportunities here.
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About The Mardler Talking Newspaper

Our charity was formed in 1985 and since then we have produced a weekly talking newspaper for the blind and visually impaired in North/Mid Norfolk. We are all volunteers who get together every week to produce memory sticks in our studio in Aylsham.