New Reading Sight website launches during Make a Noise in Libraries is the newly updated, one-stop shop for a range of professionals to find information that will help them to support visually and/or print impaired readers. The website relaunch comes during the annual Make A Noise in Libraries fortnight which ends on Friday.

The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Get Connected’ and libraries across the UK have organised events and raising awareness around all that they do to help people with sight loss to continue reading. The fortnight is led by Share the Vision and RNIB.

Reading Sight and Make a Noise in Libraries aim to help libraries be more accessible and inclusive, and give readers with sight loss the widest possible choice of books. During the fortnight, libraries organise social events for visually impaired people, offer accessible or sensory activity sessions and promote their accessible reading collections to encourage more visually impaired people to use their local libraries.

Mark McCree, Chair of Share the Vision:

‘Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight is an important time for libraries to showcase all that they do to encourage visually impaired people to read and engage with their local communities. That’s why I’m so delighted to launch during this time to help libraries to develop all their wonderful work for blind and visually-impaired readers.’

Reading Sight was developed by Share the Vision, a coalition of UK organisations that work together to improve the quality, availability and accessibility of library services for visually impaired and print disabled people. Our partners include ASCEL, the British Library, Calibre Audio Library, ClearVision, Libraries Connected, and RNIB.