Waveney Words audio news service chooses listener to take on role of chairman for the first time

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An audio news service which covers the Waveney Valley has chosen one of its listeners to take on the role of chairman for the first time.

Waveney Words, a ‘talking newspaper’ that provides news for the blind, unanimously elected Roydon resident Audrey Moskowitz, after committee members realised they had never had a listener in the lead role.

She takes over from outgoing chair David Holland, who stepped down during the organisation’s recent annual general meeting (AGM), having served as chairman and chief technician for 16 years.

Ms Moskowitz, who suffers from macular degeneration, uses her computer to enlarge images, which will enable her to carry out her duties as chairman.

She was born and raised in Minnesota, but brought up her three children in England, and moved to Roydon upon retirement in 1996 to be close to one of her daughters, who lived in Harleston at the time.

Following her appointment, she said: “I will try to do my best for this wonderful organisation which has been such a support to me and the local community.”

Waveney Words sends out 45 memory sticks with news from local publications, including the Diss Express, each fortnight, to help people with visual impairments.

For more details about Waveney Words, please contact Trevor Freeborn on 01379 608774.