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Medway libraries have signed up to the
Six Steps Promise to ensure that all blind and partially
sighted people can make full use of an accessible public library
Medway Libraries holds a wide selection of large-print books for
adults and young people and talking books on cassette and
CD. You can find them on the catalogue.
ClearVision picture books
ClearVision picture books are print and Braille books
for parents and children to share together. These are perfect for
Braille reading parents to share with children or for Braille
reading children to share with parents.
To discover available titles please use the advance
search option on our
catalogue and enter "ClearVision" as the collection.
The postal service provides spoken-word cassettes and CDs to
blind or partially-sighted residents of Medway of all ages. Postage
is free and there is a wide range of fiction and some non-fiction,
including titles for young people.
Apply to receive audiobooks through the post if you are blind
or partially sighted
The postal service
leaflet (PDF 901 KB) can be downloaded and
VIP (Visually Impaired) readers groups
The VIP readers' group is a reading group for people with a
visual impairment who share their talking-book likes and dislikes.
Groups meet up in Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham and
Community Hub Rochester. For more information about when the
groups meet up, please check the readers'
Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL)
Every year the library hosts an event to celebrate Make a Noise
in Libraries (MANIL). The main aim of MANIL is to promote the range
of reading materials accessible to the blind and partially
sighted communities. The event is held during June, and is
arranged in partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind
Monomouse can help
you find the writing on bills too small to read, you may be able to
benefit from Monomouse, an electronic magnifier, attached to a
television screen. It looks like a computer mouse and whatever it
is moved over appears magnified on screen. It is perfect for
reading newspapers, magazines, books, letters and bills.
There is a monomouse at Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham and
and it is free to use.
Association for the Blind support sight impaired people to live
Royal National Institute of Blind People are a leading source of
information on sight loss and the issues affecting blind and
partially sighted people.
Reading Sight works to
inspire and enable people with sight loss to continue to