Visual impairment

Reading resources

There are a number of ways to access talking books, newspapers and magazines that are designed to help meet your reading needs.

Royal Greenwich library services

Greenwich library has a selection of books on cassette and CD, as well as large print books. Our home library service is able to deliver books to people who cannot travel to their nearest library without assistance.

Greenwich Talking Newspaper

This newspaper, part of the Talking Newspaper Federation, is a digest of news reports and letters taken from local newspapers in Royal Greenwich. It is free of charge and comes once a week as a 90-minute cassette tape.

London Sounds

London Sounds is a radio-style audio magazine recorded monthly. Each 90-minute audiotape features original information, articles and interviews covering topical issues of special interest to the visually impaired community and subjects of general interest.

Talking Newspaper Association UK (TNAUK)

For a subscription fee, TNAUK provides a range of newspapers and magazines on tape, so that people who cannot see can still enjoy their favourite magazines and newspapers.

RNIB big print and talking books

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) produces a large-print weekly newspaper with national and world news and feature pages, sports coverage, a crossword and a weekly TV and radio listings supplement. It also has a library of professionally recorded audio books that can be delivered to your door. The service has more than 10,000 titles. We are able to pay the subscription for people who are on our register of blind and partially sighted people.