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Carol’s story

Carol, 59, has been registered blind since 1992 and can see very little; only light and dark. She started to have sight problems when she was just eight years old and now doesn’t really remember anything of her sighted life. As a teenager Carol found it being particularly difficult but now feels that she has adapted to her life as a blind person. She has always enjoyed having support around her and used to have a guide dog but its death broke her heart. Now she uses a cane user but never goes out unassisted. In her opinion she does the same as everyone else, but differently.

How RNIB helps Carol

RNIB’s National Library Service brings much pleasure to Carol and she is a talking books addict! She can get through five to six books a week, with historical fiction being her favourite, immersing herself in the stories. She is also a member of RNIB’s Telephone Book Club and has met some lovely friends through it. Carol loves the fact that she can be “taken away” by a book into another world and feels that without talking books her life would be a lot sadder.

People should support RNIB Read as you will never know when you or people close to you when you might need the reading services of RNIB. It is a lifeline to many people who are lonely and need company.”

How you can help

Register for RNIB Read to help us change the story.

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