Blind get better access to books

EXMOUTH Library is trying to improve access to books and information for blind people with Make A Noise In Libraries Fortnight.

EXMOUTH Library is trying to improve access to books and information for blind people with Make A Noise In Libraries Fortnight.

The national campaign is from Monday July 6 to Sunday July 19 and will see Devon County Council's libraries have a selection of large print books and recordings of books on cassettes and CDs, which can be borrowed free of charge by people unable to read ordinary print books.

They can also be delivered to people who are housebound, by the WRVS formerly the Women's Royal Voluntary Service.

All library computers have software that can enlarge text so using the Internet can be easier for people with poor eyesight.

Exmouth Library also has postal lending service, and information about the Exmouth and District Talking Newspaper for the Blind.

A spokesperson for the Council said: "Libraries can be enjoyed by everyone. "We have a full selection of material for people who are blind or visually impaired, so I hope people will use Make A Noise In Libraries Fortnight to become members and find out more about what we have to offer.