LTN was founded in 1977 to provide local News and Information to the visually impaired in Lewisham.
A weekly recording of local stories is recorded by volunteers and usually lasts about 2 hours 15 minutes. News and magazine articles are usually from the local papers and supplementary articles are often written and recorded by volunteers, sometimes in response to requests from listeners.
The recordings are dispatched to the listeners on memory sticks which plug into a customised listening device provided by LTN. They can also use a computer if they are able to.
The Boombox is a clever device which uses the USB memory stick like a CD with forward and back buttons and a built-in FM radio.