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Links - Useful links to other websites

The links below are to other national organisations and services that support visually impaired people and people with dyslexia in the UK. We welcome suggestions for new links.

Please note that Calibre is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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Action for Blind People
An advice and support service for visually impaired people.

Beating Dyslexia
A comprehensive range of techniques for overcoming dyslexia with information and definitions that have been based on scientific research.

Blind Children UK
Blind Children UK supports children and young people with vision impairment and their families too - right from birth through to young adulthood. Services include practical and emotional support, information and advice and mobility and life skills training. They also provide grants for technology and equipment and produce large print books.

Blind Veterans UK
Providing lifelong support for blind and visually impaired ex-Service men and women.

Britain’s largest reading charity which has a vision of a society where nobody misses out on the life-changing benefits that reading can bring. Booktrust is responsible for a number of successful national reading promotions, sponsored book prizes and creative reading projects aimed at encouraging readers to discover and enjoy books.

British Dyslexia Association
Information and advice on dyslexia for dyslexic people and those who support them.

British Wireless Fund for the Blind
Provides free multi-media players.

Clear Vision Project
Lending library of story books with added braille for visually impaired children.

Dyslexia Scotland
The voluntary organisation representing the needs and interests of dyslexic people in Scotland.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Provides mobility support and rehabilitation as well as guide dogs.

Information about living with sight loss.

National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

Living Paintings
A free library of tactile books and packs, bringing the visual world to life for blind and partially sighted people.

Supporting children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes

Macular Society
Aims to build confidence and independence for those with central vision impairment. MDC provides information and practical support for people with all forms of macular degeneration, and also their families and carers.

Nystagmus Network

Nystagmus is an involuntary movement of the eyes which often seriously reduces vision. This site offeres patient information and support.

Reading Sight
Reading Sight is a partnership initiative led by Share the Vision and involving RNIB, the Society of Chief Librarians, Calibre Audio Library, ClearVision and National Talking Newspapers. Reading Sight promotes use of the collections of accessible material, enabling readers to find books in accessible formats. join libraries and participate in reading groups and activities, be inspired and motivated by other people with sight loss who continue to enjoy reading and contribute to the site (video, audio and text) and keep up-to-date with new developments.

Royal National Institute of Blind People
The RNIB offers information, support and advice to blind and partially sighted people in the UK. As well as braille and Talking Books services RNIB products offer imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.

StyleAble helps blind and partially sighted people with fashion tips and ideas

Talking News Federation
Local newspapers - many local Talking Newspapers are now making digital recordings on memory stick or CD, while others still record on tape.

The British Paralympic Association 
The British Paralympic Association (BPA), brand name ParalympicsGB, is a registered charity which is responsible for selecting, preparing, entering, funding and managing Britain' s teams at the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games. The invitation to participate in the Paralympic Games is to ParalympicsGB as the National Paralympic Committee for Great Britain.

Torch Trust
Torch Trust is a Christian organisation providing resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide. These include a free postal lending library of Christian books in braille, large print and audio. 

UK Association for Accessible Formats (UKAAF)
This is an industry association whose mission is to improve the social inclusion of blind and partially sighted people, and others with a print impairment, by setting standards and promoting quality accessible formats.

Visually Impaired Chidren Taking Action (VICTA)
Provides support, information and grants to children and families.

Vocal Eyes
Audio descriptions of theatre and the arts.

The following are links to suppliers of players suitable for listening to Calibre Books. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details:-

MP3 CD Players

Amazon supply the Roberts player

BWBF supply the Concerto Player which also plays USB memory sticks