The Talking Information Center

Broadcasting information to inspire, motivate and empower the print impaired community.


We Need Your Help!

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind is proposing spending cuts over the next 3 years that will have a profound effect on our ability to deliver  our service to the thousands of elderly and visually and print impaired who depend on it every day.  If you would like to help, please call your local representative and state senator to support Rep. Jim Cantwell’s and Rep. Garrett Bradley’s effort to maintain funding for the service.   Follow the link to read Rep.  Jim Cantwell’s letter to Commissioner Saner.   Or write to Commissioner Paul Saner, MCB, 600 Washington St. Boston, MA  02111 and ask the Commissioner to leave TIC funding as it is.  Click here to read the article on this featured in the Patriot Ledger.


Talking Information Center


The Talking Information Center (TIC) was established in 1978 and has been servicing the visually impaired and print impaired communities for 36 years.


We broadcast our programming around the globe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Access to our service is provided over an extensive network of radio and cable TV outlets in collaboration with our five affiliates across the state as well as streaming online.
TIC operates with the help of more than 200 volunteers in our Marshfield, MA studio alone.

We offer a variety of programs including Newspapers, consumer interests, NY Times Book lists, History, Sports (Men’s Interest) and more.  To view a listing of programs by category, please click here. Each year, TIC provides live coverage of the Bay State Council of the Blind and National Federation of the Blind state conventions. In April 2014, we brought live coverage of the visually impaired division at the Boston marathon for the first time.

In addition, we stream our audio on our web site, and we are now offering podcasts .  Many of our listeners still listen by using special radio receivers tuned to the sub-carrier of local FM radio stations.


To request a radio receiver, or to get more information, please call us 1-800-696-9505.


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