RNIB Newsletter

Here’s the latest newsletter from the RNIB, with s great mix of stories:

Get a Letter from Santa
RNIB is once again helping to deliver the magic of Christmas by making sure all children with a vision impairment can receive a special festive letter.

Our jolly elves work closely with Santa to help him produce letters in accessible reading formats – be that braille, audio or large print.

If you know a child who would like to receive an accessible letter, the closing date for applications to receive one by post is Friday 2 December, or to get a letter by email, the deadline is Tuesday 20 December.
Request a letter from Santa

Staying connected for less
We’re all looking for ways to save money this winter, but it’s not just energy bills where there are savings to be had.

Did you know that some landline, mobile and broadband providers offer lower priced “social tariffs” for those in receipt of certain benefits? Get more information and advice on Sight Advice FAQ

Our Tech for Life team are also offering SIM cards loaded with a free six-month mobile data package to help blind and partially sighted adults struggling with the cost of connection. This offer is available to eligible customers while stocks last, so get in touch today to claim yours.
Claim your free data package

Booker Prize Winner announced
This year’s Booker Prize winner is “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida” by novelist Shehan Karunatilaka. With the support of the Booker Prize Foundation, we have produced the winning title in braille, with the audio version available from next month. The rest of the shortlist is already available in both formats from RNIB Library.  
Find out more

Christmas gift guide available now
With the festive season fast approaching, and disruption expected to UK postal services throughout November and December, now is the perfect time to get ahead and start your shopping.

Our Christmas New Product Guide has plenty of gift inspiration and ideas to suit all budgets, from braille jewellery to scent-sational toiletries. Shop now

In case you missed it
We want people to see sight loss differently, so through RNIB’s biggest-ever advertising campaign, we are showing people how their actions can support us. Watch our new video which tells Ava’s story, as featured on Gogglebox #SeeThePerson

Our new, improved website has launched. We’ve refreshed our website to improve accessibility so all our customers can easily navigate our website and find the information and advice they need. There are a range of new functions introduced such as a ‘dark mode. Take a look at our new website.

We’re here for you
If you need someone who understands sight loss, call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999, say “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline” to an Alexa-enabled device, or email helpline@rnib.org.uk. Our opening hours are weekdays from 8am-8pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm. We also have useful information available online including sight loss advicereading servicesexpert advice on using accessible technology, and products to help you live the life you want to lead in our Online Shop.