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Sound Reads Service

Type of service:
Groups, Clubs And Activities
Telephone number:
0300 126 1000
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How does it work?
We are here to help people with a visual impairment who enjoy reading to find out about the services available to them in Northamptonshire.

Home visits
A home visit from volunteers who will explain the various reading services available to you.

Audio book service
A limited number of subscriptions (paid by us) to the audio book service provided by the Royal National Institute of the Blind.

Audio library
Help filling in the application form for the Calibre Audio Library. Calibre Audio Library provides audio books on MP3 disc to your home by post. (There is a one off administration charge to join the service - £35 Adults, £20 children)

Talking newspapers and magazines
Financial support (up to £40.00 per person) for a subscription to TNAUK - the national talking newspaper and magazine service. There is no waiting list for this service. Information about the local free talking newspaper service produced by the Northamptonshire Association for the Blind.

Sounds Good Reading Groups
- Reading groups for visually impaired people meet at the Hunsbury and Wellingborough libraries.
- The Sounds Good reading groups welcome new members and can help out with transport if that is a problem.
- Each library provides copies of the audio books to be discussed prior to the relevant meeting and we also vary the programme by organising author visits and poetry readings.
Not provided
Age range:
0 - 0
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