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  • International braille competition winner

    Wiltshire teenager wins for essay about dots! We are super proud to announce that a blind teenager from Amesbury in Wiltshire has won $1000 in the global Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest 2014. The major prize has been scooped by 13-year-old Brandon Hulcoop after his essay about the importance of these...

  • Man Booker authors support RNIB Read

    Make the world a better place Books are the great democratic art form, they are available everywhere…the more books available to the more people the better the world is because novels are great human inventions. It is one of the great traditions we have of understanding ourselves spiritually, intellectually,...

  • RNIB Read’s Carnegie Medal nominee

    We are thrilled to see that RNIB Read supporter Marcus Sedgwick and his book “She is Not Invisible” (from Orion/Indigo), one of our Reading Group Reads, has been nominated for a CILIP Carnegie Medal today. Reading Group Reads If you would like to receive exclusive discussion points from Marcus...

    Marcus Sedgwick is supporting Read for RNIB Day
  • Man Booker 2014

    As another hotly contested Man Booker Prize is won, RNIB Read is delighted to announce that once again all the shortlisted novels will be produced in braille, giant print and Talking Books this October. Thanks to the incredible support of The Booker Prize Foundation, both by including accessibility in...

  • Arlene Phillips shows her support

    The lovely Arlene Phillips has written to editors of all newspapers in the UK asking for support for #weardots. Check out why she believes it is so important that everyone has access to books. Dear Editor Can you imagine what life would be like if you couldn’t get lost...

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  • The countdown to RNIB Read is over!

    Wear dots and raise lots Today we’re thrilled to have Countdown star, Rachel Riley, launching this October’s RNIB Read! To celebrate the revolutionary braille system, RNIB is calling on people across the UK to wear dots and raise lots this October to support the charity’s work making more books...

  • New Poirot book available for all on the same day!

    Today is a good day for book lovers as the first Poirot novel in four decades is available for blind readers at the same time as sighted readers. RNIB joins with HarperCollins Blind and partially sighted readers can enjoy the triumphant return of Poirot this week thanks to an...

  • New world record for Bear Hunt!

    Largest Reading Lesson Ever! This morning 1,438 children broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for the Largest Reading Lesson, celebrating 25 years of the classic picture book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at Charter Hall in Colchester, Essex UK! Read for RNIB and Walker Books hosted the largest reading...

  • Bear Hunt Competition

    Fancy winning some wonderful prizes? Exciting news is that if you raise money for Read for RNIB’s Biggest Ever Bear Hunt between the dates of 1st July – 1st August you will be automatically entered into a competition to win exclusive Bear Hunt goodies for your school or nursery. Playground...

  • Kiddi Caru nursery chain is joining the Bear Hunt

    RNIB Read and Walker Books is excited to announce that day nursery chain Kiddi Caru will be joining the Bear Hunt in July. They are planning a week of activities starting on 10 July which just happens to be Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day! A week of fun! The children...


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