Book club for the visually impaired
AN eye society has launched the town’s first audio book club.
Macclesfield Eye Society, based at Queen Victoria Street, has set up the book club so that visually impaired residents can enjoy all the benefits of being in a book club, with discussions about the audio books they can all enjoy.
The club has access to more than 23,000 titles from a library curated by the RNIB, a charity that supports people with sight loss.
Helen van der Veken, from Macclesfield Eye Society said: “We are delighted to launch an audio book club in Macclesfield, making current and popular books accessible for free through the RNIB library for visually impaired people, and look forward to robust discussions at the meetings.”
The group’s first meeting was held at the Salvation Army Hall, on Roe Street, where readers discussed the genres they enjoy and selected their first book, ‘The Shape of Water’ by Andrea Camilleri.
If you or someone you know with a visual impairment is interested in joining the club, contact Macclesfield Eye Society on 01625 422602 or email info@macclesfieldeye society.org.uk.
●● Helen van der Veken and Pam Hodgkiss at the audio book club launch