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Portsmouth Library Service

Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2DX
023 9282 9923

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Organisation details

Based at the Portsmouth Central Library, we offer a range of services for the visually impaired, both long-term and newly diagnosed.

These include large print and audio books (with Pen Friend labelling); special library membership category for adults with disabilities; subscription to Clearvision Books and Talking Newspapers; Access2Books (72 point font picture books with Braille); public access computers with assistive software; training for those wishing to use assistive software; weekly support group, MP3 reading group; sensory shop; equipment for loan or purchase; training to use everyday living aids; Braille translation and instruction; quarterly newsletter; magnifiers; telephone advice line and emotional support for friends and family, as well as individuals who are visually impaired.

We also offer the opportunity for those with visual impairments to participate in local projects and activities.

Services offered:

  • Learning braille
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Library services
  • Book clubs

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This organisation was verified on 7 November 2016

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