Help us bring the visual world to life for blind and partially sighted people

“When I put her fingers on the raised image, she smiled the first meaningful smile I had seen in weeks”

Tayen’s mum, Kali 

Success Stories

Tayen paddling in the sea

What your support achieves

Library member Tayen feeling our tactile picture of The Slightly Annoying Elephant. She's wearing a pink t-shirt and smiling.


Gives a child Touch to See books throughout the summer holidays

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Susan feeling a tactile picture during a T2C book club session.


Sue can join her friends at a Touch to See Book Club for another 6 months

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Gives a child free membership for a year

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Young library member Callum smiling


Provides a school with unlimited loans for a year

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Member Louis in bed with Keeper Touch to See book

Louie has learnt to read

Louie loves our Touch to See picture books and eagerly awaits receiving our books in the post – he can hardly bear to send them back!

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Liam is studying at university

Our books have enabled Liam to broaden his horizons, write and publish poetry, achieve top grades and study at university.


Danni discovered what clouds look like

“When I was child the word ‘pictures’ meant absolutely nothing to me … I didn’t know what clouds were until I felt them in a Touch to See book.”


Martin Freeman sitting and holding the Smeds and Smoos book

Celebrating Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler books for blind children!

Making kids’ favourites accessible for blind children with the help of Martin Freeman.

Alison holding and shelving books in the library

Living Paintings Covid-19 Update

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

Imogen feeling a tactile picture from Laurence Anholt's picture book, 'The Magical Garden of Claude Monet'

How BBC Children in Need makes a difference to our library members

Levelling the playing field for blind children in the UK

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Picture books funded by our generous supporters

Let’s hear it for our fantastic funders!

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