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Availability of Accessible Publications


June ‑ August 2004

The Royal National Institute of the Blind commissioned LISU to develop reliable estimates of the availability of publications in formats accessible to Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs).

The findings support the Right to Read Alliance's Campaign. This campaign highlights the problems the UK's two million VIPs face in finding accessible reading matter and proposes strategies for improving the current situation.

The campaign stresses the Right to Read for work, learning and pleasure. Therefore, the project provided estimates of the availability of all books published in the UK over the last five years, as well as investigating the availability of certain genres.

A paper copy of the full report of the project findings can be purchased and RNIB has also permitted free downloading.

June to August 2011

LISU was commissioned by the RNIB to evaluate the availability of books in formats accessible to blind and partially sighted people. This work updated, and drew comparisons with the above study.


2004 Report

2011 Report




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