Tactile and
audio books for
blind people

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George smiling as his mum tickles his tummy,

What People Say

“Bumpy writing” and tactile pictures encourage George’s love of books

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A tactile picture of Elmer and Wilbur under a starry sky

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Books for blind children OUT NOW: Elmer’s Walk

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Our world of Touch to See

Portrait of young blind library member Jodee Smiling

For Children

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

Portrait of young blind teen Luca smiling

For Young People

Inspiring blind and partially sighted youngsters with tactile resources

Portrait of blind adult library member Dani smiling

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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