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Braille/Audio/Large Print Publications

Volume 447: debated on Friday 16 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to increase the number of (a) Braille, (b) audio and (c) large print books, newspapers and magazines available in the UK. (73656)

We have been facilitating discussions among publishers, authors, the Royal National Institute of the Blind, and the National Library for the Blind on a project to investigate the possibility of transforming published material into formats accessible to the visually impaired.

Currently, a feasibility study is under way and results will be reported back to a Steering Group, chaired by DTI officials, shortly.