Books, News & Music

Updated April 2015

Books & Newspapers

The RNIB Talking Book service offers access to over 23,000 audio books on either Daisy CD or USB stick.

Calibre Audio Library is a national charity providing a subscription-free service of unabridged audio books for adults and children with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities, who cannot read print.  There is a one-off joining fee of £35 (£20 for Young Calibre).

Both Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council offer a Home Library Service to anyone who finds it difficult through age, disability or care commitments to use their local library.  The service includes large print books and audio books and is free.

Local Talking Newspapers provide audio recordings of local news in a variety of formats.  There are local Talking Newspapers serving Shropshire, the Oswestry area, and Telford and Wrekin or you can contact the national Talking Newspapers Association.

Radio

Sight Loss Shropshire acts as the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin agent for the British Wireless for the Blind Fund, which provides provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss.