Posted by Cass - 06 July 2012
Did you know that it costs £4500 to make a single title accessible as giant print,braille or as a talking book?
According to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) just 7 per cent of books are available in formats fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people. This is shocking. Why should people be denied the right to read, simply because they have a disability?
On 19 October RNIB will be celebrating the joy of reading, and asking everyone to get involved in Read for RNIB
Day to help raise money for reading services such as braille, giant print and audio books for almost 2 million blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Its costs around £4500 to make a single title accessible in giant print, braille and as a Talking Book. So whether it's holding a book sale, hosting a literary lunch, a story sleepover, or being part of read-aloud-athon, every penny raised is vital. RNIB needs your help.
For more information about how you can take part, call 0845 345 0054 or visit www.readforrnib.org.uk