UK Reading with a Visual Impairment in the Best of the Web UK Directory

UK Reading with a Visual Impairment

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Community Interest Project producing and publishing high quality early years books in dual format - giant print (75pt) and braille - with illustrations.

Calibre Audio Library

Operates a free postal audio library service for people affected by visual impairment or dyslexia. Includes application forms, online catalogue of audio books and details of how to help the charity.


A postal lending library of children's Braille books with over 12,000 in the collection. Details of the books available and how to joining the library.

Listening Books

A charity providing an extensive selection of audiobooks in various formats to people who find it difficult or impossible to read due to illness or disability. Describes their service, with a catalogue.

Living Paintings

Operates a free library of tactile art and sound packages to visually impaired adults and children, and creates raised image versions of works of art.

Reading Sight

Provides a library of resources for adults and young people with visual impairments about reading and finding accessible formats; also includes resources for librarians and teachers, and a blog. Available in text, video, and podcast formats. readingsight

Tactile Book Advancement Group

Works to promote the design, provision and enjoyment of tactile booksfor blind and partially sighted children.

UKAAF - UK Association for Accessible Formats

An industry association promotes best practice for alternatives to printed information, used by blind and partially sighted people, or others with a print impairment; includes a directory of services available, with information for users, transcribers, and service providers.

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