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RNIB makes accessible books free for children in the South West for World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday (4 March), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is giving away thousands of books in braille and audio formats for children with vision impairment across the South West of England.

The selection of 13 titles aims to support World Book Day’s mission to give every child and young person a book of their own.

*Ten-year-old...

ReadAlong with RNIB! Charity calls for children in the South West to help set Guinness World Records title

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is calling for families in the South West to take part in a giant virtual reading event next month.

The charity hopes that the event will break a world record to highlight the need for more positive representations of disability in children’s literature.

To take part, families will need to read the RNIB’s reimagining of a...

Read all about it! RNIB launches new online library for people with sight loss in South West

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched a new online library offering people with sight loss in South West instant access to thousands of free books in formats they can read.

RNIB’s new platform already has more than 26,000 titles making it the UK's largest online library of Talking Books – the world’s first audiobooks, which were originally created by the...

Charity concert raises money for RNIB Ivybridge Transcription Centre

Last month, a concert was held at Ivybridge Methodist Church to raise funds for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Transcription Centre in Ivybridge.

Headlining the evening were the The Kingsmen Close Harmony Chorus who have chosen RNIB as their charity of the year. The group consists of over fifty men from South West Devon from anywhere from Torquay to Plymouth, who...

City Bus Plymouth signs up to RNIB’s bus accessibility charter

Drivers take part in 'Swap with Me' event to understand challenges of bus travel for people with sight loss

Plymouth bus operator City Bus has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) bus charter to ensure services are accessible for customers with sight loss.

Part of the RNIB’s Stop for Me Speak to Me bus campaign, the charter contains commitments blind...

RNIB and First’s Plymouth Swap with Me event marks fortnight of action

Local blind and partially sighted people and bus drivers came together on Friday 19 July at the George Park and Ride in Plymouth to share their experiences of bus travel and highlight how journeys can be improved. Called 'Swap with Me' the event was run jointly by First in Devon and Cornwall and the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB). It was held to allow bus users with sight...