We are a service for anyone who has difficulty reading printed material. Our services include transcription into alternative formats, a weekly talking newspaper, plus advice and information.

About the service

We work together with charities, groups and organisations to provide a wide range of services to anyone who needs support.

If reading standard size print is difficult for you, we are here to help. For a minimal charge, Kirklees Transcription Service (KTS) can transcribe information into the alternative format of your choice.

Transcription formats

We provide the following formats:

  • Audio - Your information is recorded in a professional recording studio and can be copied onto USB or mp3
  • Braille - Unless otherwise requested, all our Braille documents are produced in Grade 2 format. We can emboss onto a variety of sizes of paper on one or both sides of the page.
  • Large print - The standard large print we use is Arial 18. We can produce different types and sizes of fonts on request.
  • Electronic Documents - We produce electronic documents (e–docs) in Microsoft word file type. These are mainly for people who use computers with Screen Readers.


Kirklees Transcription Service also has a drop-in service providing support and information about issues related to visual impairment.

We can offer:

  • Information leaflets in various formats
  • Contact details for local and national organisations
  • Specialist equipment catalogues
  • Someone to talk to

No appointment necessary

KR Talking News

This free audio newspaper, provides news, views, interviews and features from around Kirklees. It features a variety of stories from a selection of local newspapers circulating in the area. Currently produced on Podcast and USB.

Anyone who is blind or visually impaired, or is unable to read an ordinary printed newspaper, can have their copy delivered free to their home.

You can also access KR Talking News podcast

Download Talking Newspaper App

Download the suitable app for free on your tablet or mobile.

Supporting your business

We pride ourselves in producing high quality transcription of documents into alternative formats suitable for people who find it difficult to access print.

Established in 1991 our experienced team can deliver a range of competitively priced services to meet your needs and can help you to make the most of your customer communication by providing Audio, Braille and Large Print transcription. We are also a member of UK Association for Accessible Formats.

What we can do for your business

We offer:

  • A quality and professional service
  • Competitive pricing
  • A range of formats to meet your needs
  • A no obligation quote
  • Confidentiality

Choosing the right format for your customers

We can advise you on the most appropriate format for your customers, including:

  • Audio
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Electronic documents
  • Tactile Diagrams
  • Moon

Try before you buy

We can provide a range of samples for any of our transcription services; simply contact us for more details. Free quotations are available on request. Get in touch with any questions you may have and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Our customers

We have a large customer base across Yorkshire who regularly benefit from our service. Our customers include theatres, local authorities, educational establishments and restaurants. Company logos and images can be used so that your product is easily identified. We can post direct to you or your customer.

We are a member of UKAAF - UK Association for Accessible Formats

What our customers say

"DPPI have used the Kirklees Transcription service for some years now. Of all the transcription services we have used it has been the most helpful, accommodating and easy to work with, as well as being reasonably priced and producing good quality audio and Braille transcriptions"
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenting International

"It is a pleasure liaising with the staff at the Kirklees Transcription Service. They are always more than willing to help you and they provide a fast and very efficient service with a SMILE!"
Team Manager, Customer & Exchequer Services, Kirklees Council

"During the past few years, I have relied totally on the Kirklees Transcription Service whose work I cannot commend highly enough. It is the only transcription service I have come across which is so affordable but yet returns brailed documents in a reasonable time. The resulting work is always 100% accurate and thoughtfully presented by staff who couldn't be more helpful. This service is a credit to Kirklees Council."
Peter Richardson, Retired Teacher, lives in Haworth.

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