How can I order embossed Braille books?

RNIB Helpline

If the book description states that a hard braille copy is available from RNIB for loan or to purchase, you can contact the RNIB Helpline on 0300 123 9999 to order your copy.

Transcription services

If you do not have the tools to emboss books, a transcription service can help you. These services are independent of UK education collection.

Schools, Sixth form colleges and other members

Please contact RNIB's Solutions Sales Team at Peterborough by emailing - you will need to provide them with the book title, ISBN, link to the file on UK education collection, format/specification required and your contact details.

Blind and partially sighted individuals

RNIB Members receive an annual transcription quota of 300 free pages, which can be used towards your transcription request. If you go over the 300 pages the transcription team will provide you with a quote for the work.

Please contact RNIB's Personal Transcription Team at Ivybridge on telephone 01752 69 00 92 or by emailing

For details on RNIB Membership please contact the Membership team on telephone 0303 1234 555.

UK Association of Accessible Formats (UKAAF)

Alternatively the UK Association for Accessible Formats (UKAAF), the UK's industry association representing accessible formats have a directory of services for you to choose from: UKAAF Directory of Services.


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