Without books, a person who is blind does not just lose their connection to the written word. They lose a way to experience life’s colour, richness and possibilities.
Books and literature help connect us to world affairs, to hobbies, to other people who share our interests. They can take us on adventures and transform the mundane into magic. Without them, a person can lose their confidence and sense of belonging.
That’s why the kindness and understanding of a special group of Blind Foundation supporters matters so much. They are Book Club supporters.
Book Club supporters understand how reading and literature can transform a hard hour, a frightening night, or even a life. They know the joy of a parent who is blind, who can read to their sighted child because of a braille book. They appreciate the magic and wonder that a book can stir in the mind of any reader – blind or sighted.
These supporters make a modest gift every month to fund the Blind Foundation Library, which provides access to talking books, books in braille, magazines and even tactile picture books.
Give the gift of reading
9 year old Sam (pictured above with his Mum) has Ocular Albinism. He has peripheral vision in one eye and no vision in his other eye. Most books for children his age are only available in small print. Most of the large print books available in public libraries are for adults or much younger children. Thanks to the Blind Foundation Library Sam can now read books he loves.
Sam’s Mum says “Sam feels excited about getting books he can read easily. He says he can’t wait until those books come.”
Your kind monthly donation will make a direct, tangible difference to the lives of children and adults who are blind. Thank you.
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Our library includes books, magazines, newspapers, and other content in a range of accessible formats. Find out more about the Blind Foundation library.