Braille remains at the heart of RNIB's work

We champion the development of braille technologies and provide a huge range of braille related products, publications and services, giving braille users even more opportunity to take charge of their own lives.


Braille products

We invest time and money on developing new products and technology for blind and partially sighted people, such as the Orbit Reader 20. This is done through directly commissioning new products, working in close partnerships or providing support and promotion for products already in development. All developments are global and RNIB works with 150 distributor contacts across the world.

All of our braille products are aimed at making daily life easier for blind and partially sighted people. From tactile and braille board games to braille diaries and organisers, labelling equipment and pill dispensers to refreshable braille displays and notetakers. Browse braille products on our Online Shop.

Whether you’re learning braille for yourself or to support someone else, we’ve a range of braille teaching and learning resources that can help you. 

Reading braille is the only way of independently accessing words without someone or something reading them to you. In this way nothing has replaced braille – braille books and magazines remain very popular.

Braille books

RNIB is the largest publisher of braille books in Europe. These books are available to borrow through our free Library service, which has more than 30,000 braille books, in a wide choice of genres for adults and children. Some titles are also available to purchase through our braille on-demand service and these are marked as “available for sale” in the Library catalogue.

  • Browse our online library catalogue to discover and choose books.
  • Borrow up to six books at a time, for up to three months each.
  • Books are delivered free of charge to your home, school or place of work, and are free to return.
  • Get help choosing books from our experienced library team, or get technology or reading advice in your own home from our national team of volunteers.
  • Tune in to RNIB Connect Radio online / Freeview 730 for book news.

For more information or to sign up to the RNIB Library get in touch with our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected]

Braille magazines

Our specialist team of editors track down the best online and high street articles, features and news and pack them in to our many braille magazine titles. Our magazines are published monthly, in double-sided contracted braille. Contact our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to find out more and request a free trial.

Braille alphabet card

The braille alphabet card (PR10223) shows the embossed braille alphabet, punctuation marks and numbers, together with the print translation.