RNIB Transcription services

What is RNIB Personal Transcription service?

RNIB Personal Transcription service is a free service, replacing RNIB's Giant Print Library for children. It is available directly to families through accounts set up in their child’s name on RNIB Library. 

  • Giant print books the same week that regular print books are published. Readers will no longer have to wait to read the next book in a series while your friends read ahead. 
  • Brand new print books every time, delivered by post.

  • A choice of 20,000 children’s fiction titles, compared with 3,000 in the old library.

  • Sharper, high-contrast modern printing. 

  • A choice of large and giant print sizes. 

Who can use RNIB Personal Transcription Service?

RNIB's Personal Transcription service is available directly to individuals with sight loss and their families through accounts set up in their name on RNIB LibrarySchools are not able to use this service and continue to be supported through RNIB Bookshare. 

Support for schools

School's are responsible for the provision of accessible and modified resources for their learners. RNIB's Education team can offer advice on this provision if it's new to you. 

Our section on Reading books can help you look at the different ways our titles can be used by learners. Our best advice is to use Dolphin EasyReader, as once set up a title opens easily and immediately in the learners preferred format. Finally, if you need to create a modified hard copy of a title, we also provide some advice on this too. 

If you are a learner, or supporting a learner, the best way to access RNIB Bookshare is through School, College or Uni. Access curriculum texts in preferred electronic formats through Dolphin's EasyReader accessible reading app.

Please contact your educational organisation and ask them to provide a membership account and log in details.

How to request Personal transcription

1. Search and browse RNIB Bookshare at www.rnibbookshare.org.uk and make a note of the title you want,

2. Contact RNIB's Personal Transcrption Team and they will sort out the rest for you

If you’re based in Wales, or require transcription in Welsh, our Cardiff Transcription team can help by calling 029 2082 8540 or emailing cardifftranscription@rnib.org.uk.

Find out more

Find out more about RNIB's Personal Transcription service and order books by:

Want to contact us? Request help or Call us: 0300 303 8313 Hours: M-F 9 am to 5 pm

RNIB Bookshare, Royal National Institute of Blind People
Midgate House - Floor 1, Midgate, Peterborough, PE1 1TN