Celebrating the joy of reading

ACCORDING to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) just seven per cent of books are available in formats fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people.

This is shocking. Why should people be denied the right to read, simply because they have a disability?

On October 19, RNIB will be celebrating the joy of reading and asking everyone to get involved in Read for RNIB Day to help raise money for reading services such as Braille, giant print and audio books for almost two million blind and partially sighted people across the UK.

To take part, call 0845 345 0054 or visit www.readforrnib.org.uk

MICHAEL PALIN CBE

Supporter of RNIB