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Are you ready to catch up on your reading during the year-end break?

Since 26 October 2020, blind persons have access to thousands of books in accessible formats.

Blind SA Bookshare is a free library service that will enable blind and partially sighted persons to borrow hundreds of thousands of books in braille, daisy, audio and e-pub. These books can be read on the computer, smart phones or dedicated book readers. Readers will have even greater access to published works when South Africa ascents to the Marrakesh Treaty of 2013.

Read Your Way – e-books for people who read differently. Blind SA has signed a partnership with US Based nonprofit, Benetech, to establish a free library of accessible e-books for blind and low-vision South Africans, as well as those with print disability. Members have access to more than half a million unique titles in 5 accessible formats, totaling to more than 2.5 million reading options.  

Bookshare is an e-book library that helps people with disabilities gain employment, pursue education, and enjoy leisure books. With Bookshare, members can access the world’s largest collection of e-books in accessible formats that let people with disabilities read in ways that work for them. Readers can listen to books in audio, read in braille, enlarge font sizes, and find books for school, work, and pleasure reading. Books that are Educational Books, Career Resources, Award-Winning Titles, Young Adult Novels, Children’s Books, Bestsellers, Nonfiction, and Periodicals will be available.

Alternative formats: ebooks in audio, audio + highlighted text, large text, braille. Choose your device: computers, tablets, smartphones, braille devices, and more.

Members must have a qualifying disability like visual impairments, learning disabilities, dyslexia, or physical disabilities to join Bookshare.

If you have not already done so, sign Up for Blind SA Bookshare Today and click on Blind SA Bookshare for application forms.
Or contact

More information
Christo de Klerk – Vice President
Mobile: 082 822 2706


Denise Frost

4 Responses

  1. I would love to get some of these braille books for my brother.
    How do I go about getting him to be part of this library.

    1. Dear Zulfah

      Denise Frost, who is in charge of Blind SA Bookshare membership will contact your shortly.

      Kind regards

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