A postal lending library of children’s books in print and braille, and tactile books

ClearVision is a postal lending library of children’s books designed to be shared by visually impaired and sighted children and adults. We lend books all across the UK and Ireland

Our books all have braille, print and pictures. This allows children with little or no sight to share books with their sighted friends and family, and adult braille readers to enjoy stories with sighted children. There are over 14,000 books in the collection, catering for children from birth until they’re independent readers. We have fiction and non-fiction in uncontracted (grade 1) and contracted (grade 2) braille and Moon - everything a young reader could want from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Peppa Pig to Katie Morag, Dick King-Smith and books about space.

We add lots of new ClearVision books each month to make sure the collection is up-to-date and children with a visual impairment can enjoy the same titles as their sighted friends. We also have the UK’s only loan collection of fully textured tactile books, in which every illustration is specially designed to be explored by touch, so children can enjoy fully-accessible pictures too.

Children learn to love books and become confident readers through shared reading. Confident reading helps maximise educational attainment and lets children make the most of their opportunities in life. With ClearVision books visually-impaired children and adults can enjoy all the pleasure, comfort and excitement reading together brings.