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Reading and writing

A series of guides showcasing the different options available for those who like to read, as well as the variety of writing technology available for blind and partially sighted people.

In this section

RealSAM Pocket accessible content service

A basic RNIB guide to the RealSAM Pocket and how it is used by blind and partially sighted people.

Introducing the Orbit Reader 20

RNIB are proud to announce the launch of the revolutionary refreshable braille display, Orbit Reader 20 for the first time in the UK.

Braille displays and readers

An RNIB guide to braille displays, how they work, and how they are used by blind and partially sighted people.

Talking Book players

An RNIB basic guide to Talking Book players, RNIB's audio books for blind and partially sighted users.

How to make the most of RNIB's Talking Books and newspapers

A guide to making the most of RNIB's Talking Books, our audio book player for blind and partially sighted users

Reading

RNIB's reading guide for different ways to read books and newspapers

eBooks

A guide to eBooks for blind and partially sighted readers

Access thousands of audio books through Alexa

Blind and partially sighted people can now say “Alexa, open RNIB Talking Books” to get instant access to thousands of RNIB audio books.

Sleep When I Sleep audio app

Used on an Apple Watch, the Sleep When I Sleep app can pause any audio playing if you fall asleep.