Where can I borrow books for my child with a vision impairment?

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Most libraries will offer an online resource that will allow you to download available titles in audio or print via a smart phone, kindle, tablet or computer. You can then adjust the font size and background colour to suit your needs. You can also consider:

RNIB Talking Books - has a free postal lending library, titles on offer include a range of Children and young adult titles in a variety of formats including audio, contracted and uncontracted braille and large/giant print.

ClearVision - a free postal lending library of children's books, including braille, large print and picture books. The service allows visually impaired children to share books with sighted friends and family, and adult braille readers to enjoy stories with sighted children.

Calibre Audio Library - is a national charity providing a subscription-free service of unabridged audio books for visually impaired adults and children.

Living Paintings design - create and publish tactile and audio books called Touch to See books. Their children's library offers books to support visually impaired children's reading, education and leisure interests.

Seeing Ear - has free downloadable books available, which can be read on computers, tablets or internet audio players designed for Visual Impaired readers.

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