Portsmouth city libraries offer a wide range of services to anyone who is visually impaired. All libraries stock large print and talking books, including free to download e-audio books available via OneClickDigital.
- Large print and audio books can be reserved for free by visually impaired customers
- Talking Newspaper Service (TNAUK) available on MP3 download to listen to a wide range of weekly or monthly newspapers and magazines at home
- Braille services include transcription service, Braille tuition, Kurzweil text to Braille translator and Braille printer.
Reading groups for the visually impaired
Our reading group for visually impaired readers meets once a month at Central Library on a Thursday at 2pm.
The entire group listens to the same book using MP3 technology then meet to discuss the book. Use your own MP3 device or we will lend one of ours.
Computer training for the visually impaired
We run a free drop-in for people who are visually impaired and want to learn to use a computer.
The sessions take place every Wednesday at Central Library from 2-3.30pm. We use Zoom text, Jaws and Guide, which are different types of speech and magnification software, which allow people with varying degrees of sight impairment to use computers.
Visually impaired drop-in and phone advice line
On Thursday mornings, 10am to 12 noon, Southsea Library hosts a social drop-in. Join us for chat, coffee, book talk and games.
The Visual Impairment Officer is Julie Duffy - contact her for help and advice on any aspect of vision impairment by phone on 023 9282 9923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.