30 years of tactile and audio books for blind people

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For blind and partially sighted children and adults.


Fantastic Fundraiser

Ted, 11 years old and blind, runs a marathon to raise money for Living Paintings.

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Jos Buttler, England Cricketer, and Buttler’s Bailoff 26 raise money for Living Paintings

Monty, a little boy, reading The Smeds and The Smoos with his brother

What people say

4 year old Monty helps us with our urgent appeal

Monty’s mum says, “Living Paintings is a lifeline for us, especially now.”

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Living Paintings Covid-19 Update

Find out how Alison is keeping our library service operational and our new projects in response to Covid-19

Our world of Touch to See

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For Children

New tactile books with braille for blind children that promote learning and discovery

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For Young People

Inspiring blind and partially sighted youngsters with tactile resources

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For Adults

Enjoy our latest tactile and audio books and recommended reads at home or as part of a book club.

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Pays for an adult to borrow four Touch to See art books


Provides a child with a one year membership


Provides a school with loans for one year

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Living Paintings
Unit 8 Kingsclere Park | Kingsclere | Newbury | Berks | RG20 4SW

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