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Six Steps Survey - Full Report

Tue, 16 Oct 2012

We asked blind and partially sighted readers to help monitor how well libraries are meeting their Six Steps pledge by carrying out a survey during MANIL Fortnight 2012. This report presents a summary of their feedback:

Across the UK, 181 out of 205 library authorities have signed up to undertake six low cost steps to improve what they offer for blind and partially sighted readers. These actions range from providing local collections of audio and large print books, providing access technology in libraries and actively supporting MANIL Fortnight each year.

The Six Steps initiative is led by Share the Vision, of which RNIB is a leading member, in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians and the Scottish Library and Information Council. Participating library authorities have designated a Six Steps Champion for the reading needs of people with sight loss in their area.