In the news


Educate Magazine Issue Nov/Dec 2019

RNIB has a growing library of more than 320,000 books to help tackle the  accessible book famine.  

BBC Radio 4 'In Touch' programme 'Textbook tangles and accessible elections', 5 November 2019

RNIB Bookshare got a mention on BBC Radio 4 'In Touch' programme as an 'amazing resource' by Susan Smith at Leeds Beckett University. Listen on BBC Sounds.

RNIB Radio Interview, 1 November 2019 

RNIB Radio talked to RNIB Bookshare manager, Stacy Scott and Dolphin RasyReader's Steve. Listen to them talk about the fantastic partnership between EasyReader & RNIB Bookshare. 

'Severely sight-impaired teen beats all odds by achieving 'outstanding' GCSEs' Lincolnshire Live, 20 September 2019

Charlie Beeston, from Waddington, achieved one A double star, three A stars, four As and one B in his GCSEs. Charlie attributes his success to the help he received from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Bookshare service. Read the article.

'320,000 book boost helps tackle accessible reading famine in education sector' The Educator, 25 September 2019

Promoting how RNIB Bookshare is working to help tackle the worldwide book famine, which sees less than 10 per cent of published works being made into accessible formats, such as braille, large print or audio. You can read the article.

RNIB Bookshare shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2019, May 2019

We are delighted to announce that RNIB Bookshare has made the shortlist for this year's Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. RNIB has been shortlisted in the Education and training category for our RNIB Bookshare service, which supports learners with a print disability to access the curriculum, putting them, for the first time on a par with their peers, creating an inclusive environment in education. Read the press statement.


Penguin Random House launches partnership with RNIB, 30 August 2018

Today, Penguin Random House UK has launched a new partnership with RNIB by signing up to two of the charity’s programmes RNIB Bookshare and Talking Books making all its books available to blind and partially sighted readers. Read the press statement.

RNIB Bookshare reaches 100,000 titles, 8 August 2018

A fantastic acheivement with thanks to our amazing publishers who share their titles, and staff and volunteers  who work so hard on book requests and making the titles available to print disabled learners! Well done everyone.

Emerald publishing now working with us, 7 August 2018

"We're proud to have recently joined the RNIB Bookshare service, to provide print-disabled students within UK institutions, with the same educational opportunities as their peers." 

Independent Publishers Guild, 19 July 2018

'Opening up a world of reading for people with sight loss': Marking the 150th anniversary of the RNIB, and RNIB Bookshare! Intellect Books are proudly soon to be listed amongst the publishers that support RNIB Bookshare. this is an article by Independent Publishers Guild

Book Brunch, 20 April 2018

Accessible publishers: celebrating success: RNIB Bookshare, RNIB Library and the Publishers Association's Accessibility Action Group celebrate 10 years of improvements, in publishing for those with print disabilities.


The Oxford Times, 16 August 2016

OUP teams up with charity to make books accessible to more youngsters

Enable magazine, 18 January 2016

Blind and dyslexic students to access books in accessible formats (working with Elsevier)