Services and resources

We are a service for anyone who has difficulty reading printed material. Our services include transcription into alternative formats, a 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. 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 each week.

For laptop and desktop users, please see KR Talking News podcast to access the podcast.

For non-laptop and desktop users, please at Download the Talking News federation app and then use the talking news media file to access the podcast.

Download Talking Newspaper App

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

Supporting your business

Established in 1991, our experienced team delivers 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 (UKAAF).

Our business offer

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

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 use our service. Customers include theatres, local authorities, schools, colleges, 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

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Opening times

Day Time
Monday 9am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9am-4:30pm
Thursday 10am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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