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Guide: Supporting children with visual and sensory impairment

Lending libraries – audio, braille, large print and tactile books

Below is a list of some organisations that provide books with large print, braille and audio material.

  • Bag Books multisensory stories and storytelling resources.
  • BorrowBox with BorrowBox, your library in one app, our vision is now a reality. Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from your library using our BorrowBox app.
  • Book Trust is the UK’s largest reading charity.
  • Calibreaudio Calibre Audio is a national charity lending free audiobooks to anyone who is print disabled.
  • ClearVision is a postal lending library of children’s books designed to be shared by visually impaired and sighted children and adults. Their books have braille, print and pictures so that children with little or no sight can share books with their sighted friends and family, and adult braille readers can enjoy stories with sighted children.
  • Custom Eyes produce books in large-print, tailor-made to suit your child’s eye condition. Books include fact and popular fiction titles, annuals and National Curriculum revision guides for home and school.
  • Devon libraries is a network of 50 libraries and four mobile libraries. They offer free access to thousands of books, eBooks, audiobooks, online reference, music and magazines.
  • Living Paintings provide tactile and audiobooks for blind people.
  • Listening Books is an audio book lending charity for those that find their illness, mental health, physical or learning disability affects their ability to read the printed world or hold a book.
  • National Accessible Library is an online library for blind and print-disabled people.
  • RNIB Library is a free collection of over 60,000 items, including audio, braille, giant print, and music.