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ClearVision Christmas cards on sale now!

ClearVision Christmas Cards on sale now!

Our Christmas cards are a lovely way to support the library's work, and to help spread awareness about us, so that more children can receive the books they need.

We have three designs available: Barn Owls, Penguins and Santa Claus all of which you can see below. Each pack of 10 cards costs just £3 plus postage and packing dependent on the number of packs. The message inside the card reads 'Season's Greetings', with plenty of space for your own message.

To order just call us on 020 8789 9575 or email us at and we will be happy to send your cards out quickly, so you can wish your friends and family a happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, New Year or any other festive occasion!

Your data, your choices

How ClearVision looks after the information you give us.

We all know that it's important to keep track of who has your personal information and what they do with it. ClearVision takes its responsibilities to make proper use of the information it holds about our borrowers, supporters, staff and volunteers. What we do with it is explained in our Privacy Statement which you can download and read here. The GDPR regulations which came into place earlier this year give you more control over what's done with your personal data, so please do contact us if you have any questions.

2017 Christmas Cards On Sale Now

If you haven't bought your Christmas Cards yet and would like to support ClearVision as you wish your friends, family and loved ones a Merry Christmas then we have a brilliant range of cards for you! Each pack of 10 cards costs just £3 plus postage and packing dependent on the number of packs. We have there designs: Barn Owls, Penguins and Santa Claus all of which you can see below. To order just call us on 020 8789 9575 or email us at and we will be happy to process your order and send your cards out straight away.

2017 International Typhlo & Tactus Competition Results

The judging of the Typhlo and Tactus competition has now taken place in Dijon. Eight judges from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK examined seventy-one books from eighteen countries before selecting this year’s winner.

The winning book was An Unexpected Story by Valentina Lungo from Switzerland; there will be photos of this and other books shortly on the official Typhlo and Tactus website ( In second place was Dens by Lucia and Ilaria Macchiatini from Italy. In joint third place were Captain Seo’s Sea Tale by Kiryl Konowalow and Patricia Zalejska from Poland, and Bouli and the Red Dragon by Christine Donze from Belgium.

In addition to the winning books, the judges each chose a book as their personal favourite, a ‘coup de coeur’ which they found particularly appealing. A UK entry, Wool by Samantha Treacy, was given a Coup de Coeur Award by the judge from The Netherlands. This lovely book has now been donated to the ClearVision library. Congratulations to Samantha Treacy and many thanks to everyone who entered the competition.

​Entries Now Closed for International Tactile Book Competition

The closing date to submit your entry to represent the UK in the 2017 Typhlo and Tactus International Tactile Book Competition has now passed. Thank you to all those who have entered, we have had a fantastic selection of entries and are currently shortlisting down to our final five that will be submitted to the international judging round.

Tactile books are a vital part of the ClearVision Library with illustrations that are designed to be read by touch and encourage the first stage of reading. Not only are these books great fun but they also help build up important touch skills such as finger strength and dexterity.

The competition itself is all about encouraging excellence and sharing expertise in the creation of tactile books from countries all around the world. This years competition is taking place in Dijon in France where tactile book entries from around the world will be judged on their level of tactile interest, robustness and level of appeal to blind children under the age of 12.

If you are interested in learning more about tactile books and would like to consider making your own then please visit our Making Tactile Books webpage and take a look at the photos of tactile books on our Facebook page. If you would like to follow the competition online then please visit the Tactus website: and like us on Facebook.

If you have any further questions or would like a Tactile Book take to your group please contact us on 020 8789 9575 or by email at

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