Make a Noise in Libraries 2018: Celebrating reading with blind and partially sighted people

Make a Noise in Libraries is an annual campaign which brings public libraries, blind and partially sighted people together, in an effort to improve access to books and information.

This year’s Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight runs from Monday 4 June to Sunday 17 June 2018.

We  have a programme of activities and events planned including; digital sessions on how everyday devices can be adapted to make them more accessible,  sensory story times for children and a visit from the Wilberforce Trust’s Mobile Sensory Hub.

We will also be taking the opportunity to highlight our facilities for people who have visual impairment, and how we can help signpost to other local and national services that provide reading services and support. We are also encouraging people with sight loss to join a reading group at their local library.

Our  Chief Executive Fiona Williams sits on the board of Share the Vision, a partnership of UK libraries and library organisations that work together to improve the accessibility of library services for print disabled people. Fiona says, “Having sight loss should not stop you from enjoying reading and we have  lots of ways to support you!”


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