Taking place across the first two weeks of June, HiVis fortnight 2024 gives libraries across the UK the opportunity to highlight services and support for those with a vision impairment. As in previous years, Share the Vision, the library charity that organises HiVis, will be asking colleagues across all sectors to concentrate on two core things: Sharing positive content and messages on social media; and organising and highlighting local activities, and provision across the libraries sector.
Reading Sight Resource Pack
Share the Vision, in partnership with the Ulverscroft Foundation, The Reading Agency, and Libraries Connected, have developed a FREE Reading Sight resource pack aimed at supporting people working in libraries to better support people with vision and print impairments.
Hard copy packs have been sent to each library service in the UK and digital versions of all the embedded resources are yours to freely download from this website.
Read more and download the resources
The Vision and Print Impaired People’s Promise
‘I can’t see to read books anymore. The library staff know what authors I like and request items for me, it is a lifeline to me.’
Talking with Readers quote from library user, Libraries Connected
The Vision and Print Impaired People’s Promise sets out the experience that people with blindness, sight loss and other print disabilities should have through public library services. We want everyone who visits a public library to be inspired by an exciting accessible environment which makes reading and seeking information a pleasure.