c/o National Blind Children’s Society
Bradbury House, 33 Market Street, Highbridge,
Somerset, TA9 3BW
Tel: 01278 764764
Fax: 01278 764720
For more information about CustomEyes Books, contact Melanie on 01278 764752 or email Melanie.Kerton@nbcs.org.uk.
CustomEyes Books, part of the National Blind Children’s Society (NBCS), produce customised large print books for visually impaired (VI) children from its catalogue. CustomEyes Books are A4 sized and are produced in whatever font size, type and with the spacing and colour paper the child’s eye condition dictates. The idea is to make reading fun for VI children by producing titles that they want to read in a format they find accessible. The books are sold to parents at the cost of the original cover price and schools/VI organisations are charged 6p per page.
There are around 200 titles in the CustomEyes catalogue for VI children to choose from including titles from the children’s best sellers lists printed in the Bookseller; Key Stage, GCSE and ‘A’ Level English texts and Virgin/Letts GCSE Revision Guides. It is hoped that a reading scheme will be available in the near future.