Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Calibre Audio Library

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Type of service:
Advice And Information
Address:
New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5XQ
Telephone number:
01296 432339
Email address:
Service description:
Calibre Audio Library is a national charity providing a subscription-free service of unabridged audio books for adults and children with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities, who cannot read print.

Calibre Audio Library is passionate about making as many books as possible available. A national charity that lends audio books to around 16,000 members across the UK, the Republic of Ireland and other EU countries. Members range in age from five to 105 and are offered a wide choice of unabridged books for all ages and all tastes.

Calibre Audio library aim to supply books in a format that can be played on ordinary household equipment. This means that members can select a player that suits their needs. For example they can listen to an audio books on portable equipment (like a purpose built USB player), so that they can take books into the garden, on holiday or on long journeys.

Although half of Calibre titles are bought commercially, it's team of professional actors and broadcasters record hundreds of books each year, enabling its members access to a wonderful array of books that many sighted readers take for granted.

Many members who have a specialist interest, for instance, the history of transport, are often surprised at finding titles in the library that they have had a real difficulty locating.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 100 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
Last updated on:
18/08/2017

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