Wales Council of the Blind


Definition: A tactile writing system used by visually impaired people.

Category: accessible media

Credit: WCB


Services mentioning braille

Access2books - (Access2books) Accessible media

This charity produces and publishes high quality early years books in dual format - giant print (75pt) & braille - with illustrations. The design enables braille or large print readers to read without obscuring the text or illustrations; and therefore gives children and adults the opportunity to read together, forming both educational and social relationships. Books can be purchased, and are also available for loan from some Welsh libraries.

Accessible Christian books and magazines - (Torch Trust) Accessible media

Torch stocks a wide range of Christian books, magazines, Bible reading notes and the Bible itself. They are available in audio, large print or braille. Most of their books are available to borrow from their library. Many items are also available to buy through their shop.

All Formats Transcription Services - (Queen Alexandra College) Accessible media

All Formats, based at Queen Alexandra College, provides a range of braille, large print and audio services. All Formats professional transcription services meets the needs of large and small organisations throughout the UK. Our expert staff include braille users who will ensure that information is produced accurately, efficiently and cost effectively.

Clearvision children's library - (Clearvision) Accessible media

ClearVision is a UK postal lending library of mainstream children's books with added braille. Our books all have braille (or Moon), print and pictures, making them suitable for visually-impaired and sighted children and adults to share. There are over 13,000 books in the collection, including tactile board books, simple stories for young children and stimulating books for newly fluent readers. We have fiction and non-fiction in uncontracted (grade 1) and contracted (grade 2) braille.

Further education courses - (Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)) Education

RNC offers a wide range of further education courses for visually impaired students at its site in Hereford. Subjects include braille and independent living skills in addition to various BTec, GCSE, A and AS level courses.

Living Paintings accessible books - (The Living Paintings Trust) Education

Books for children, teenagers, and adults with tactile images, braille, and audio descriptions.

Personal Transcription - (RNIB) Accessible media

Transcription service for blind and partially-sighted people. Formats offered: Audio in human voice or digitally generated synthetic speech, on CD, Daisy CD, or as an mp3 file; Braille; Large and giant print; Electronic text; Tactile diagrams and images; Accessible sheet music and musical scores - Modified Stave notation.

Pia accessible media services - (Pia - Accessible Printing Solutions) Accessible media

Braille, large print, and audio production service.

Professional Vision Services access technology - (Professional Vision Services) Access technology

Professional Vision Services Ltd sell the MagniLink range of video magnifiers, a variety of hand-held electronic magnifiers, Braille devices, Braille embossers and access software. They also offer free demonstration of products.

RNIB Library - (RNIB) Accessible media

The RNIB Library is the largest of its kind in the UK, and it's completely free, with over 60,000 items in the collection. This website is your gateway to the entire collection in one place: Audio, Braille, Music - there is so much to access, borrow and enjoy.

RNIB Transcriptions - (RNIB) Accessible media

The service creates books and other print materials in all kinds of accessible formats - braille, large print, e-text, audio and tactile images.

RSBC Assistive Technology sessions - (Royal Society for Blind Children) Access technology

If you want to feel empowered and knowledgeable about the world of technology, then join our Accessible Technology sessions. Our Senior Accessibility Advisor Alex can provide support with using a wide range of devices such as smart phones, computers, tablets, braille readers and much more. They can also offer support in how everyday devices can be used to support blind and partially sighted people in areas including travel, finances, wellbeing and fitness, independent living and school. You can arrange a personal session online with Alex, designed just for you, or you and your family. We also run a range of group workshops online. All sessions last between 1 and 1.5 hours and can be arranged at a date and time of your convenience.

Techno-Vision Systems products and services - (Techno-Vision Systems) Access technology

Techno Vision Systems Ltd sell Braille translation software, Braille embossers, Braille paper, music products, keyboard enhancements and tactile drawing. They also provide telephone support, training, repairs and maintenance.

Vision Aid Technologies low vision and blindness products - (VisionAid Technologies) Access technology

Vision Aid Technologies is one of the largest specialist low vision & blindness product suppliers in the UK. Their range of over 1,000 products are carefully tested & selected from over 100 manufacturers around the world. This gives people the opportunity to view a comprehensive range of products in one location. The range of products include low vision, braille devices, video magnifiers, reading machines, access software and more.

Library records mentioning braille

Reading (Confident Living) Guidance - [Library Type]

This booklet explains the different formats you can get information in such as large print, audio and braille. As well as how to use lighting and technology like magnifiers and eBooks.