Reading plays a key role in the learning and development of any child.
Vision Australia’s Feelix Library provides young children who are blind, have low vision or who have a reading difficulty with access to innovative story kits that provide a sensory experience.
Children can read the book in braille or large print. They can also listen to the story with an audio recording and explore a specially created tactile aid - a small toy or an object that helps to bring the story to life through touch.
Parents and siblings are able to share wonderful stories with their child or sibling, and learn about braille.
There are over 920 story kits to choose from including much loved children’s stories such as ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
Story kits are available in a range of languages (including Chinese, Vietnamese, Turkish and Arabic). These alternative language kits allow parents to read to their children in their native language. The braille is in English but the recording is in the home language. The tactile materials and handbook remain the same.
Membership of the Feelix library is open to children up to 7 years of age who are blind, have low vision or who have a reading difficulty, right across Australia.
Feelix book week events
Each year a Vision Australia’s Feelix Library hosts an event to celebrate Children’s Book Week, held annually in August. Look out for the details on our Events calendar
What our members say
Become a Feelix Library Member
Membership to the Feelix library is available nationally to children who are blind, have low vision or who have a reading difficulty. Parents, carers and teachers can also join.
To become a member, email Vision Australia at email@example.com
or call 1300 84 74 66.