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Sight loss UK 2012

Tue, 10 Jul 2012

Sight loss UK 2012 is an evidence review based on 45 key indicators that show us what life is like for people with experience of sight loss, their carers and those at risk of sight loss. This data summary provides professionals working in the sight loss sector with the latest evidence related to the lives of people with sight loss and clear information about the factors affecting people at risk of sight loss. The report picks out some key facts about reading:

  • Accessing written information is a challenge for many blind and partially sighted people. In a Guide Dogs survey, 79 per cent of participants reported having difficulties with identifying food and medicine labels.
  • Reading is also an important leisure activity for blind and partially sighted people. 77 per cent of Network 1000 participants said they read for leisure. However, only seven per cent of books are available in large print, unabridged audio and braille, including titles available in these formats as eBooks.

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