Victoria Sadler, Huffington Post
Friday October 11, 2013 will be the third annual Read for RNIB Day. There are almost two million blind or partially-sighted people in the UK. Their choice of books is significantly more limited than it is for sighted people. Incredibly only seven per cent of all books are fully accessible for them, robbing them of the opportunity to be fully involved in so much cultural discourse.
In order to raise awareness and funds to address this, the RNIB has devised the Read for RNIB Day to help widen the population of materials available to blind and partially sighted people.