Our Mission: “TIC’s staff and volunteers provide human voice(d) broadcasts of local news, articles, and items of interest to visually impaired and otherwise disabled listeners throughout Massachusetts to promote independence and enrich quality of life.”

Special Programming

Special Programming


The TIC Radio and Podcast Players!

Click the link below to stay up to date on all the latest TIC RAPPers news and to hear past performances.

TIC RAPPers Page


White Cane Day

Massachusetts State House, Hall of Flags

October 23, 2017

If you missed White Cane Day at the State House you can hear all of the important information presented by the keynote speakers by selecting the link below:

White Cane Day Audio


The Massachusetts Council on Aging | 2017 Fall Conference

October 18, 2017 | DoubleTree by Hilton, Danvers, MA

The Talking Information Center was proud to attend the MCOA's 2017 Fall Conference and present a live broadcast of the afternoon session, "The STATE of Aging", which featured keynote speaker, Governor Charlie Baker followed by a panel of experts. The panel included: Kathleen Otte, Regional Administrator, U.S. Administration for Community Living, Bob Blancato, President, Matz, Blancato and Associates, Alice Bonner, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Brian O'Grady, President of the Mass Council on Aging in Williamstown. 

If you missed the live broadcast, you can hear the entire session by selecting the link below!

MCOA Conference Afternoon Session | STATE of Aging​


TIC and the Furnace Brook Middle School presents

Wonder by R.J. Palacio​

TIC is proud to partner once again with the Furnace Brook Middle School to present a reading of the critically acclaimed novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is the Furnace Brook Middle School's choice for this summer's all-school read. For two weeks at the end of July, TIC had the pleasure of working with students, teachers, parents, and TIC volunteers who performed and recorded the novel. We are so impressed that these students would take the time out of their summer to come in and read so that everyone can enjoy this great book. A huge thank you to Furnace Brook Middle School Librarian, Teresa DeLuca, for organizing this collaboration. Select the link below ​to hear the novel in its entirety:

Audio File of Wonder​


The Lindsay and Thornton Show! 

We love summer because that means the return of our amazing intern, Lindsay! This summer, Lindsay is hosting "The Lindsay and Thornton Show", which will air monthly. Below is the link to the first two episodes in which Lindsay discusses the process of getting her new guide dog, Thornton, and how it has changed her life.

The Lindsay & Thornton Show: Episode One​

The Lindsay & Thornton Show: Episode Two


SENIOR CONNECTION

Presented by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

June 14, 2017, 10AM | The Lantana, Randolph MA

The annual Senior Connection conference was held on Wednesday, June 14th. The conference serves as a chance for seniors with vision loss to connect with each other, to hear keynote speakers in the vision loss community, and to learn about vendors providing resources and information that can benefit them. TIC was proud to broadcast this event LIVE this year. Attendees heard presentations by Barbara Salisbury, CEO of MAB Community Services, Paul Saner, Commissioner of MCB, Robin Lipson, Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Office for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and Diogo Lousa, Manager of Transportatoin Innovation for the MBTA.

 If you were unable to attend the conference and missed the live broadcast, you can listen by selecting the link below. 

Senior Connection Conference 2017


Barrow Bookstore and TIC partnered to participate in the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read! Back in April, we broadcasted the Barrow Bookstore Audio Series readings of "Life Without Principle" and a selection of Thoreau's poetry. If you missed the original broadcasts on April 20 and April 22, you can hear them by selecting the link below: 

"Life Without Principle"

Selection of Thoreau's Poetry


Bay State Council of the Blind 2017 Spring Conference and Convention

March 24, 2017- March 26, 2017

Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Burlington MA

If you were unable to attend the Bay State Council of the Blind's 2017 Spring Conference or missed our broadcast on March 25, you can listen by selecting the links below. TIC partnered with ACB Radio (the American Council of the Blind) to make this broadcast possible. 

Conference Part 1

Conference Part 2​


Blind Legislative Informational Networking Day (B.L.I.N.D.) 2017

March 16, 2017 11:30am-2pm

Massachusetts State House, Great Hall of Flags

If you missed our live broadcast of the B.L.I.N.D. event, you can listen to it by selecting the link below. The event will also rebroadcast on TIC at 8pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017. 

LISTEN: B.L.I.N.D. Event 2017

The purpose of this event is to advocate for legislative support of the FY2018 budget and funding recommendations that recognize the necessity for specialized blindness services and their critical importance and need for funding in these challenging budgetary times. For more information, visit the Perkins website: B.L.I.N.D. 2017 Info

B.L.I.N.D. Event 2017 Sponsors:


Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Undersecretary John Chapman along with representatives from the Attorney General's office, AARP of MA and the Better Business Bureau discussed the issues affecting Massachusetts consumers and what their agencies and organizations are doing to educate, advocate and assist them. If you missed our live broadcast you can listen here: Top Consumer Trends 2017

To learn more about the resources available to you to protect yourself, visit the Consumer Affairs website: Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Top Consumer Trends 2017

March 10, 2017 10:30am-12:00pm

Massachusetts State House, Nurses Hall


"FOCUS" on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference

March 8, 2017 8am-3:30pm

Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood MA

Unable to attend the 12th Annual "Focus" Conference? You can listen to the opening remarks, keynote address and six sessions here by clicking the links below. For more information on the "Focus" initiative visit FOCUS or click here to learn more about blindness and vision impairment services.


Missed the NFB Mass Chapter's Annual Conference? 

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Federation Of The Blind held their annual conference February 24-26 2017. If you were unable to attend, you can listen to the morning and afternoon sessions from Saturday, February 25th here! For more information on the NFB of Massachusetts, visit their website: http://www.nfbma.org/

Saturday, February 25th - Morning Session

Saturday, February 25th- Afternoon Session​


Veteran's Voice

Walking Point: An Infantryman's Untold Story by Michael H. Cunningham

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9


In case you missed it...

Click here to listen to the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company perform Twelfth Night! This performance was rehearsed, directed and produced specifically to be aired on TIC!