Updated February 2021
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.
Many Shropshire Council libraries have Books Aloud sessions – an opportunity to unwind, relax and listen to stories and poems read by library staff and volunteers. More information can be found here.
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.
British Wireless for the Blind Fund, provides provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss. BWBF offers a range of sets to meet different needs. Sets are provided on free permanent loan to registered blind or registered partially sighted people who meet the criteria.