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Library Services for Visually Impaired People

All Manchester libraries provide helpful staff, large print books, books on tape and a reservation service to obtain items on tape from other libraries. But VIP Units offer aspecialist range of services that help visually impaired users access information themselves or with the help of the unit's staff. For example, advice on the availability of accessible format items (such as Braille, Large Print etc.), personal reading of printed or written material (such as letters, forms and leaflets), access to specialist equipment and assistive technology.

Where to Go

Venue address
North City Library
Rochdale Road
Harpurhey
Manchester
Postcode
M9 4AF
Additional Notes

Assistive technology on Computers,Cctv, optical character recognition machine with speech output.

When is it On?

Date & Time Information
Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 5pm. Other hours available by request. The VIP unit will also be open on Wednesdays, 12 noon - 4pm until 28 June 2010, when the VIP unit at the temporary City Library opens in Elliot House, Deansgate when the opening hours will be : Monday to Saturday, 9am- 12.30pm and 1.30pm 5pm

Other Details

Referral and availability notes

Phoning one of the relevant numbers or turning up at one of the units

Age Range
No specific age
Supporting people with:
Sensory disabilities

Who to Contact

Website
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200062/libraries/7380/library_services_for_visually_impaired_people/1
Additional Notes

Assistive technology on Computers,Cctv, optical character recognition machine with speech output.

Last Updated: 06/12/2019