About RNIB

RNIB supports blind and partially sighted people across the UKRoyal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading UK charity helping blind and partially sighted people.

There are almost two million people in the UK suffering from sight loss; a figure we believe will double to four million people by 2050.

At RNIB we give people who are losing their sight vital support to help them find their lives again. When you lose your sight you can lose more than just your ability to see. It can feel, like your entire world is falling apart.

Our vision is of a world in which blind and partially sighted people enjoy the same rights, freedom, responsibilities and quality of life as people who are fully sighted.

Our priorities

  • Stopping people losing their sight unnecessarily
  • Supporting blind and partially sighted people to live independently
  • Creating an inclusive society.

For more information about RNIB please visit the RNIB website.

We are changing the story

The good news is that RNIB is already working at changing the story for blind and partially sighted people and opening up the world of reading for everyone.

RNIB reading services

Our National Library Service enables blind and partially sighted readers to borrow fiction and non-fiction titles in braille and giant print, and includes our much-loved Talking Book Service with nearly 40,000 members and over 20,000 titles in audio. And our National Talking Newspapers and Magazines Service delivers over 230 publications in accessible formats.


We have a strong track record of working with publishers, authors, literary agents, and technical companies to maximise the potential of eBooks and eBook reading devices. We campaign to ensure that they are as accessible to blind and partially sighted people as they are to sighted people. We make sure they understand how important it is for all books, magazines and newspapers to be available to everyone in the UK.

Register for Read for RNIB today

Register for Read for RNIB today and you can help us to continue to change the story.

If you have any questions please contact us by emailing or calling 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

RNIB Helpline

If you or someone you know has a sight problem, the RNIB Helpline offers an immediate, expert and confidential service. Call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email

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