The Vision Australia Library has a variety of resources and services for young people who are blind, have low vision or have a print disability.
Children and young adult
Thousands of children’s and young adult titles are available in the following formats:
- Audiobooks. Listen on the free VA Connect App
- Print braille picture books. These picture books are overlaid with clear braille stickers, and are a great way to introduce young children to braille and support their developing literacy. These books are posted Australia wide free of charge.
- Paper braille books. Children's and young adult books in paper braille can be posted Australia wide free of charge.
- Ebraille books. These books can be read on electronic braille devices.
Want more books? Especially for study?
Bookshare gives Vision Australia Library members access to thousands of fiction and non-fiction synthetic voice books in DAISY and braille formats for $45AUD. To join, please contact the library.
Student Support Services- copying or reproducing student materials
Vision Australia can copy or reproduce student materials into alternative formats like audio, braille, large print and e-text for students with a print disability. This can include text books and other educational materials as required for study.
To submit a request, you must be a member of the library and be enrolled in primary, secondary or post-secondary education. To become a library member join here. Your educational institution must also authorise and pay Vision Australia to provide these services for you.
Audio formats are the quickest and cheapest to reproduce. Braille, large print and e-text formats are more expensive, complicated and time-consuming to produce. If you can provide the original material in electronic format we can do this much quicker for you.
For enquiries related to copying and reproducing student materials contact:
Customer Service Team
1300 84 74 66