Some Important Dates

 22nd
 June
1971
Public meeting called by Jack Treeby
    
 18th
 November
1971
 Registered as a charity
 16th
 December
1971
 First "Talking Magazine" produced
 2nd
 January
1975
 First "Talking Newspaper" produced
 
 March
1977
 Our own studio was constructed in the Cardiff Institute for the Blind
 
 
1986 
 Compact cassettes replaced the Large RNIB Talking Book cassettes
 3rd
 October
1991
 HRH DIANA PRINCESS of WALES OPENED OUR NEW STUDIO
 
 
1992
 Computerised distribution began using bar coded address labels
 4th
 October
2000
 Re-equipped and refurbished studio launched by rugby legend Gareth Edwards
 
 December
2001
 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
 
 May
2002
 Copying equipment renewed
 
 June
2003
 Computerised distribution system updated
 
 May
2008
 Trial CD Magazine service offered as an option
 
 January
2009
CD Magazine service launched officially as an alternative to cassette
 
 March
2010
Magazine now only available as a CD.  Magazine cassettes cease.
New database brought into service.
 
September
2010
Newspaper launched on CD.
All cassette distribution ceased.
   October      2010
New Logo launched.
   January - December  2011   
Celebrating 40 years
 28th         September 2012Last Magazine recorded in Shand House
 25th October 2012Last Newspaper recorded in Shand House
 1st November 2012First Newspaper recorded in Pencisely Studio
 2nd November 2012
First Magazine recorded in Pencisely Studio 
  January 2013
 Completion of the digital archiving of our Magazine recordings 1971-2012
  May             2013Produced our 500th edition of the Magazine 
 25th November     2013New Studio handed over ready for installation
 3rd     January     20141st Talking Magazine recorded in new studio
 14th     March 2014
Jones Court Officially Opened by First Minister
  August     2016Produced our 2000th Newspaper
  April                 2017Database survey completed 
   
 
 
 
 
3rd October 1991 HRH Diana, Princess of Wales
opened our new studio









 

 

 

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