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

(c) BDAN 2020

A recordist and a recording team at work.
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,
and via this website
CD and USB stick 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).   style='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
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 40 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
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
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

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

Bedford and District Audio News closed on 17 March after dispatch of the 15 March Newspaper and the Spring Magazine.
We intend to re-open when the current restrictions are lifted.
In the meantime you can hear a weekly half hour emergency newspaper by clicking on the yellow button above.