RNIB makes Newsagent service free for blind and partially sighted children under 16

RNIB-LogoMagazines including National Geographic Kids and BBC Horrible Histories now free for young people using RNIB Newsagent

The RNIB Newsagent service, which delivers the latest news, magazines and stories in a range of accessible formats to people with sight loss, is now free for under 16’s.

By working closely with publishers RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) aim to add new titles to the ever growing selection. Current titles in the Newsagent service include BBC Horrible Histories, First News, Aquila and RNIB Blast off! Formats include audio CD or USB, email, or braille.

Alison Long, Senior Manager, Children, Young People and Employment at RNIB, said:

“We are delighted to announce that RNIB’s Newsagent service is now completely free for all under 16’s.

“RNIB believes that reading can make the world of difference and it is vital that all blind and partially sighted children can access the same content as their sighted peers in a fun and creative way.

“Whether that’s the latest book or popular glossy magazine, we’re committed to delivering a great service, straight to the doorsteps of blind and partially sighted children.”

RNIB Newsagent is also pleased to announce their work with National Geographic Kids to produce an audio version of the magazine. The first free audio version of the magazine will be the June 2016 issue (on sale 27 April).

To find out more about our new selection please visit www.rnib.org.uk/reading-choices

To register for RNIB Newsagent, please call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999, or email us at helpline@rnib.org.uk.

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