Hi VIS Fortnight – Celebrating the word in all its formats

Same aim; different name

‘Make A Noise In Libraries’ is changing into ‘Hi VIS’ from this year.

The celebration of accessible library services and alternative formats will be taking place during the first two weeks of June, as before (1-14th June 2020); it will still be aiming to champion and raise awareness of the range of library services and activities that are available to visually impaired people to access; it’s just that the name is shifting to better reflect the core purpose of the fortnight.

The name change was inspired by feedback from the sector; and as a title, it has a clearer and more obvious link to the people that the initiative is trying to reach. Hopefully, it will be memorable for practitioners too.

The provision and availability of alternative formats is critical to visually and print impaired people being able to access reading and literature, and the general theme of this year’s fortnight will be celebrating the word in all its forms and formats.

A full briefing has been sent to Heads of Service and Six Steps Champions; and Share The Vision will be producing some digital promotional materials and sharing these via this website and other means closer to the date.

Please get involved and spread the word! Please share using the Twitter Hashtag #HiVIS2020

Download Hi-VIS 2020 Resources