Seeing Ear – Enriching the lives of people with visual impairment

Since 2005 Seeing Ear has been supporting visually impaired people across the UK by providing books in an accessible electronic/alternative format to suit any print-disability and at no cost to the user. 

All their books can be read as giant print, Braille or audio, and accessed on computers, tablets or special internet audio players 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They currently have more than 9,000 books in their Library and genres include best sellers, thrillers, history, cookery, gardening and many more.

Instructions for joining Seeing Ear’s National Accessible Library

  1. Log on to www.accessiblelibrary.org.uk/library/join

  2. Complete a simple form as a user or an agent (e.g. a Carer of someone who is visually impaired as defined by the Visually Impaired Persons Act 2002).

  3. Start downloading books which can be then read as giant print, Braille, or listened to with synthetic speech on a computer or interent audio player.

If you know of any individuals or organisations that would benefit from accessing the Library, please share this so they can register and start reading books straight away. Also, if you could include information about the Library in your newsletters or website they would be thrilled.

Seeing Ear is making possible for print disabled people something most people take for granted – the ability to enjoy reading a really good book
John, Seeing Ear Volunteer.

Seeing Ear currently have around 1,500 individuals, schools and organisations registered on the Library, and they hope to welcome many more soon. If you need any further information about their work or how to subscribe to the Library, please do not hesitate to contact them on 01424 777 466 or click the links below for their social media pages and websites;

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