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Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Sound Reads Service

Type of service:
Groups, Clubs And Activities
Telephone number:
0300 126 1000
Service description:
How does it work?
We are here to help people with a visual impairment who enjoy reading to find out about the services available to them in Northamptonshire.

Home visits
A home visit from volunteers who will explain the various reading services available to you.

Audio book service
A limited number of subscriptions (paid by us) to the audio book service provided by the Royal National Institute of the Blind.
There is a waiting list for this service.


Audio library
Help filling in the application form for the Calibre Audio Library.
Calibre Audio Library provides audio books on MP3 disc to your home by post. (There is a one off administration charge to join the service - £35 Adults, £20 children)

Talking newspapers and magazines
Financial support (up to £40.00 per person) for a subscription to TNAUK - the national talking newspaper and magazine service. There is no waiting list for this service.
Information about the local free talking newspaper service produced by the Northamptonshire Association for the Blind.

Sounds Good Reading Groups
Reading groups for visually impaired people meet at the Hunsbury and Wellingborough libraries.
The Sounds Good reading groups welcome new members and can help out with transport if that is a problem.
Each library provides copies of the audio books to be discussed prior to the relevant meeting and we also vary the programme by organising author visits and poetry readings.
If you like listening to audio books and would like to discover new titles and authors and share your reactions with friends, why not come and join us?
Cost:
Not provided
Age range:
0 - 0
Last updated on:
24/04/2017

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