Rebecca Wilson recording her passage for Read for RNIB

by Scott Goodacre

To support the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), College Librarian Rebecca Wilson set up a mini recording booth – with the help of the Creative Media & Film department – in a corner of the Library for the College to contribute its own passages of Lewis Carroll’s famous novel to the talking book project. All of the contributions will go to the RNIB who will then produce a ‘talking book’ for their customers to borrow.

To help raise money for the charity, the Library was also selling The Queen Of Hearts’ Tarts and challenging students to build a pyramid out of playing cards as part of a special Alice In Wonderland display.

Almost two million people in the country suffer from sight loss, a figure the RNIB expects to double by 2050. With only 7% of the world’s books made available in audio form the RNIB are working to make sure more texts become accessibly to blind and partially sighted people.

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