A message from James Bowden, Braille Technical Officer at RNIB:
m: +44 (0) 7710 069 232
e: [email protected]
Some while ago we spoke about an updated SD card of braille books from the RNIB library, and you asked me to let you know when this was available.
I am delighted to tell you, the new card is now ready and you can order it either through the RNIB website or by calling our Helpline. The new card costs £20. Sadly, there is no direct download option, but books can also be downloaded for free from readingservices.rnib.org.uk
Go to: rnib.org.uk/shop (and search for SD card)
or telephone: 0303 123 9999
The full, card for adults is product code SDA22 and contains over 6,000 braille books.
Below are a few details about the card, if you need any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
This SD card contains a wide range of over 6,000 braille books selected from the RNIB braille Library for reading on a refreshable braille display.
The collection is contained on a single convenient SD card, suitable for use with any compatible braille display.
As well as novels, biographies, recipes and titles for children and teens, this collection includes a dictionary in the languages section, a small selection of braille music, a braille code reference section and some information about services offered by RNIB.
Books are arranged in folders according to category; an Index by author listing all books is also provided.
The books came from a variety of sources and dates and some are in different braille codes. Several books have versions in both uncontracted (grade 1) braille and contracted (grade 2) braille. The filename indicates the braille code used.
A version of the collection only containing books for children and a version for children and teens is also available.