Everyday in the UK 250 people are told that they are irrecoverably losing their sight. Imagine no longer being able to read. That’s why Torch has an accessible lending library of over 3000 large print, audio and braille books including Christian novels, biographies, study books and magazines.
Blindness is a spectrum, some people are born with an eye condition for others their vision deteriorates over time. Some people can read large print, whilst others cannot read at all. RNIB estimates there are 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss. This means they are unable to read the Bible and other Christian resources to help them grow in their faith. Many with sight loss are elderly, uncomfortable using smartphones or the internet making it harder to access resources.
Torch offers people with sight loss a range of accessible Christian literature including large print in 17pt to 30pt print, braille and audio. Literature is so powerful it can teach, inspire, entertain, challenge. One client Mark says, ‘Over the past 3 years as my blindness advanced, I went through difficult days…I thank Torch for all the excellent books that I have been able to enjoy – many times, it was these inspirational stories that aided me in my recovery and kept me from despair.’