Our library features books, magazines, newspapers and other content in a range of accessible formats.

For adults

Our collections for adults include fiction, non-fiction and periodicals. These are available in one or more accessible formats:

  • braille (UEB)
  • DAISY audio
  • e-braille (brf format)
  • electronic text (HTML, Microsoft Word and plain text formats)

Our largest collection by format is audio.

For children and young people

Our collections for children and young adults include fiction, non-fiction and educational resources. These are available in one or more accessible formats:

  • braille (UEB)
  • collage (tactile picture book with braille overlaid)
  • e-braille (brf format)
  • DAISY audio
  • electronic text (HTML, Microsoft Word and plain text formats)
  • kitset (print book, braille book, audio CD)
  • large print (18pt, 24pt and 36pt font size)
  • playaway (small, portable device containing a single audio book)
  • twin vision (print picture book with braille overlaid, so that braille and print readers can read along together)

The Blind Foundation’s Youth Library is located at the BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ) Homai Campus in Manurewa, Auckland. The Youth Library welcomes visits from Youth Library members and their families. Contact/visit us.

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Revisionary- the Blind Foundation archive

The Blind Foundation also has an online heritage repository, Revisionary. This archive preserves the unique history of the blind and low vision community in New Zealand.

It holds over 125 years’ worth of archives, such as minutes, reports, brochures, posters, photographs and videos (some of which have been digitised), and a small but growing collection of born-digital archives.

Revisionary is our way of making our Archive more accessible to all of the Foundation’s clients and staff, as well as to students, professional researchers and the general public.

Revisionary was made possible with the generous support of the Lottery Grants Board, and with the development work of software company NZMS.

Explore Revisionary.