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Edinburgh sight loss support directory: reading

Please see our directory section on low vision aids and equipment for how to access low vision aids including magnifiers and electronic reading aids.


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RNIB National Library Service

Tel: 0303 123 9999
  • Wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in either Audio, Braille or Giant Print. The service is free, and books can be accessed via post on CD or USB stick or via download. Audio magazines and newspapers available. Some formats require a special device to play the books on. RNIB can advise.
Read more about the RNIB’s Talking Books Service


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Calibre Audio Library 

  • Free service available on streaming, or via post on memory stick or MP3. Certain devices are required for some formats. Calibre can advise.
Read more about Calibre’s Audio Library.


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  • A weekly recording of articles from Edinburgh Evening News. Free service.
Read more about Lothiansound


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British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWFB) 

  • Provides accessible radios or portable smart device tablet, free of charge, to people meeting their criteria (UK resident; registered or registerable sight impaired or severely sight impaired; aged over 8; on a means tested benefit). Delivery and training are also provided by a local agent.
Read more about British Wireless for the Blind.


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