More visually impaired adults and children enjoy the fabulous world of books through our funding.
Can you imagine what it would feel like if the world of books was closed to you because of a disability?
Books not only educate and inspire, they also bring people together. Whether it’s at bedtime, in the classroom or at a book club, reading plays an import part in our lives and encourages opinions and ideas to be shared.
“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books,” once said famous children’s author Roald Dahl.
However, this can be a bit of a challenge for the visually impaired.
The ClearVision Project is a charity that aims to help those with visual impairment by encouraging literacy and a love of books in children and adults. Their work increases the availability of books in accessible formats and promotes the use of braille, Moon and tactile illustrations. Reaching all ages across the UK, their work is impressive and far-reaching.
Their specially-created books put print, braille and Moon (an easier version of braille) together on the page with pictures so that people with a visual impairment and sighted people can read together.
The Axis Foundation’s grant of £4,000 to the ClearVision Project benefitted visually impaired adults and children who use the service by funding 100 dual print and braille newly fluent books.
Thanking the Axis Foundation, Director of Fundraising at the ClearVision Project said “We were delighted to receive your donation and would like to thank the Axis Foundation very much. With your help we can continue to meet the needs of our borrowers and bring them the joys of reading aloud and sharing books and stories.
The charity used our support to create several classic titles by popular children’s authors; including,The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl, Lizzie Zipmouth by Jacqueline Wilson, The Big Red Balloon by the charity’s patron, former children’s Laureate Anne Fine and The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith.
The results of our works are proven, opening the world of books up to those with a visual impairment, stimulating, educating and helping them progress and develop. Thank you very much for your help: the support of generous organisations like yourself is vital to our survival and ability to best meet the needs of our users.”
“Having run long-standing reading lunches with local schools and employees from our founding company Axis Europe, we have seen first-hand the confidence that can be gained through a little support. That’s why we were more than happy to supply funding and help those with visual impairment read- and read together” – Axis Foundation