12 July 2020
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Articles for the Blind

Articles for the Blind is a free postage service for blind and partially sighted people. It delivers audio and electronic media, as well as magnifying glasses and mobility aids, with no charge. We have provided this service for more than 50 years. During 2018-19, we delivered around 3.4 million items free of charge.


We work closely with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), as the UK's leading charity supporting those with sight loss, to ensure that the Articles for the Blind scheme meets the needs of blind and partially sighted postal users.

We also work with the RNIB to fund a transcription service for MPs wishing to send braille or audio letters to blind or partially sighted constituents, or receive letters from them. The service is confidential, free of charge and enables the millions of people living with sight loss in the UK to correspond with their MPs. Royal Mail already offers this same service to its own customers.