House of Commons
Papur Sain Ceredigion Talking newspaper
EDM #40
Tabled 09 January 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Papur Sain Ceredigion Talking newspaper for its remarkable achievements on increasing accessibility for many people across Wales who struggle with disabilities; recognises the importance of Papur Sain Ceredigion’s initial appearance on January 1970 as the first of its kind in the UK, beginning with only an audience of 18 and today drawing in 112 listeners with varying degrees of visual impairment committed to helping them engage, be included and informed on all discussions surrounding current affairs in Wales and beyond; and commends the specific contributions of Ronald Sturt who was the lecturer at the College of Librarianship Wales in Llanbadarn Fawr and the architect of the first talking Newspaper, who sadly passed away on 6 January 2003 aged 81, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy that was marked by his creation and first presidency of the Talking Newspaper Association UK, now known as the Talking Newspaper Federation; and notes that Mr Sturt is most of all remembered for inspiring a whole new generation to carry on this significant work that started with him 50 years ago.