Literature

Torch Trust's vision is that blind and partially sighted people should be able to read what they want to read, when they want to read it and in a media that suits them.

Currently this isn’t possible for all published media, but it's something we are striving towards through investment in technology and pursuing best practice in transcription methods.

We are committed to developing partnerships with authors and publishers of Christian books and other resources, with the aim of making more Christian literature accessible to more people with sight loss.

The same book, at the same time, at the same price 

People with sight loss have a right to the tools they need to grow in faith and have a fulfilling Christian life. So why shouldn’t they be able to borrow or buy books as easily, as cheaply and with as much choice as everyone else?

Torch is one of 18 members of The Right to Read Alliance [insert link?] which campaigns for these rights.

Currently under five per cent of published books are produced in accessible formats (braille, giant print, audio) suitable for blind and partially sighted people, or people with dyslexia or similar disabilities. And many of the titles in this limited range cost more than the standard price.

We are passionate about giving blind and partially sighted people access to the Christian literature they desire to find faith, grow in their Christian lives, develop their gifts and participate fully in church life. Each year Torch works with Christian publishers to produce a key new title in accessible media simultaneously with the launch of the print edition. [is this correct?]

To explore the titles we have already produced, you can visit our online catalogues here. [insert link] If a title you would like is not yet available, visit our Transcription page to find out how to request it. [insert link]

Torch Carol Service - Wed 12th Dec 2018

22nd November 2018

By Torch Trust

Torch Carol Service - Wed 12th Dec 2018