Newspapers and Magazines

Newspapers and magazines are available in a variety of different accessible reading formats, from RNIB and other organisations.

Newspapers and magazines from RNIB

Big Print newspaper, Freeview TV and radio guide

Big Print newspaper TV and radio guide is the UK's only national weekly large print newspaper delivered direct to your door. Includes your guide to the week's TV and radio in easy-to-see big print. Includes the TV listings for BBC3 and BBC4, ITV2 to ITV4, E4, More4, Film4, Yesterday and Dave. A helpful channel number guide will get you watching your favourite show in no time.

RNIB Newsagent

RNIB Newsagent delivers over 230 top publications as audio CDs, online and in DAISY format. Choose from:

  • all the major daily and weekend papers. The full text is available electronically with selected highlights on CD
  • the best features and articles from top selling magazines including Readers Digest, Hello, Garden Answers, Which?, Private Eye, FHM, Yours, Cosmopolitan and BBC Music Magazine
  • specialist publications such as Classic Bus, Astronomy Now and Steam Railway.

Newspapers and magazines from elsewhere

Talking Newspapers Federation

Talking Newspapers Federation website can help you find your local talking newspaper. You'll be able to get local and regional news in a variety of formats including CD and USB memory sticks.

Digital newspapers and magazines

Lots of national and local newspapers as well as magazines publish online versions. Many of them also have eBook versions or apps so you can read the news on your eBook reader, tablet or smart phone. Read more about eBooks.If there's a newspaper or a magazine you like, try searching for it online to see what digital versions are available. 

Not all websites are easy to use if you have little or no vision. However, you can try changing browser and computer settings to alter font sizes and colour schemes to suit your level of vision. You can also get access technology such as magnifiers and screen readers to help you read websites. Our page on websites explains more as does the BBC's My Web My Way website. 

If you're helping someone who is not very confident going online, our beginner's guide to getting online is a good place to start.


Reading choices from RNIB

We make it possible for you to get access to books, newspapers and magazines in the format you prefer, whether that’s braille, audio, large print or digital. You can borrow from our library service – the largest of its kind in the UK – or buy from our online shop.

RNIB reading choices