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Reading for blind and visually impaired

 

Large Print collection

All Buckinghamshire libraries contain a wide selection of books in large print. All categories of stock are represented in our large print collections, including non-fiction and the full range of fiction produced by large print publishers.

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Audio and eAudiobooks

We stock a large number of audio and eAudiobooks

People who are unable to read as a result of physical, sensory or learning disability: 

  • No reservation or postal notification charges
  • No loan or overdue charges

(Applies to audiobooks and large print only)

Search the Audio catalogue

Get started Search the eAudiobook collection

 

Reading Group for Visually Impaired 

If you like listening to audiobooks then join us for a relaxing chat about books. 

If you know someone who is partially sighted or blind please let them know about this group.

We meet in Wendover Community Library on the last Wednesday of the month - 2.30 to 4pm

 

RNIB Talking Books Library

RNIB Digital Talking Books service is available for free.

Make the most of their 20,000 titles through your digital device absolutely free of charge.

Please note that RNIB Overdrive is only for the use of blind and partially sighted readers or those who have an impairment which prevents or limits them from reading standard print.

Sign up for the RNIB Talking Books Library

Computers for visually impaired

All of our public computers have the standard Microsoft Windows 7 accessibility features.

We also have Windows Eyes for Office, which reads the text on the screen and a choice or male or female narration voices.

The libraries listed below have a larger screen available:

  • Amersham 
  • Beaconsfield 
  • Buckingham 
  • Burnham 
  • Chesham 
  • Aylesbury Study Centre
  • Hazlemere 
  • High Wycombe 
  • Marlow 
  • Princes Risborough 
Every library has a large letters keyboard available and some libraries have a larger screen available.
Vision impaired people (VIPs) are able to use our computers free of charge.
All staff have had disability awareness training and are happy to help adjust computer settings to suit individual customers.

 

Digital device sessions can be booked at the following libraries to help the visually impaired make the most of their devices and discover how technology can help them: Amersham, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Chesham.

Please book your session by contacting Buckinghamshire Libraries  on 01296 382415 or by email at: library@buckscc.gov.uk

Text Relay enables textphone users to communicate with someone using a standard telephone.

To use Text Relay to call Buckinghamshire Libraries please dial 18001 01296 382415 

We ask that customers provide their own headphones if they wish to listen to sound on our public computers. 

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