Time to Make a Noise in libraries


- Credit: Archant

ACCESS to books and public libraries for blind and partially sighted people will be made easier during the Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight, which begins on Monday.

The Royal National Institute for Blind People’s campaign to make it easier for blind and partially sighted people to get hold of books, newspapers and magazines in accessible formats is being supported by North Somerset Council.

Libraries in North Somerset have fiction and information books in large print and audio books on tape, CD and Playaways (pre-loaded digital talking books) available to blind and visually impaired library members free of charge.

Woodspring Talking News records the North Somerset Times onto a USB memory stick every week and visually impaired people are provided with a special player free of charge to listen to the newspapers.

Volunteers from the Talking News will be available to demonstrate the talking newspapers and library staff available to show how to see the audiobook service on the following days:

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Vision North Somerset can provide a wide range of help and advice for people with visual impairments and can be contacted on 01934 419393.

For more information on the library services visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/libraries

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