Websites of organisations working in related areas:
Calibre Audio Library improves the quality of life for people who cannot read print (due to sight loss or other disabilities) by bringing them the pleasure of reading through a subscription-free, nationwide postal service of audio books. They offer a choice of over 8,600 titles, fiction and non-fiction.
CBM is an international Christian disability and development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities and at risk of disabilities in the poorest countries of the world.
Christian Today is a Christian news website sourcing good Christian news from all over the world. Torch Trust has entered a partnership with Christian Today to publish Christian Today Digest, a Christian news magazine produced in braille, audio and giant print.
Churches for All is a campaign run in partnership by several Christian disability organisations. Torch is enthusiastic participant. Follow the link to see a list of other consortium members and to access their websites.
Cinnamon Network is a community of 150 CEOs & leaders of charities, social enterprises and church networks who are passionate about strengthening the muscles of local churches for community transformation.
Compass Braille - transcribers and producers of Braille Bibles in 43 languages -
to 47 countries - despatched to 120 destinations worldwide.
Daisy Consortium - Torch Trust is an associate member of the international consortium that has developed "DAISY" - Digital Accessible Information SYstem - a better way for blind and partially sighted people to read.
Emmaus UK - provides Bible correspondance courses and have a number of titles available in braille.
Evangelical Alliance -Torch Trust is a member of the Evangelical Alliance - linking evangelical Christians, their churches, and Christian missions and organisations working in the UK.
Gideons distribute Bibles all over the world. They produce an excellent giant print edition of the New Testament and Psalms.
Global Connections - Torch Trust is a member of Global Connections - a network of UK mission organisations working overseas. Use this link to go directly to an article "Mission under our Nose" written by Torch's Chief Executive, Dr Gordon Temple.
Gospel Cards etc. provide the daily Bible texts for Torch braille and giant print Scripture Text Calendars.
Guild of Church Braillists aims to advance the Christian religion in particular by transcribing Christian literature from print into Braille.
Marilyn Baker Ministries MBM is a dynamic itinerant ministry of music, teaching and prayer, restoring lives through intimacy with God.
Premier Christian Radio - is Torch Trust's partner broadcasting Reflections, Torch's radio programme for blind and other disabled people that goes out every Sunday at 4pm. This next link takes you directly to the listen now facility on the site. There is a short introduction before you are connected to the live broadcast. (Reflections is also broadcast each Sunday morning at 9am on RNIB's Insight Radio.)
Reading through Audio gives information about a variety of organisations who provide reading material in audio.
Screenreader.net - provides free screenreader software and text based web-browsers.
Sightline Directory - The directory for services aimed at helping blind or partially sighted people.
UKAAF - Torch Trust is an active member of the UK Association for Accessible Formats, a brand new organisation, which is a powerful blend of industry experience and expertise brought together by the recent merger of three former industry associations: COTIS (Confederation of Transcribed Information Services), and BAUK (the Braille Authority of the UK), and UKABP (UK Association of Braille Producers), who agreed unanimously during 2008 to join forces to make better use of resources, to make a bigger impact for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people.
Valleys WordWorks - Braille translation, transcription and foreign language translation including transcription of some Christian publications.
Vision 2020 UK - is an umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis.
Visionary - to support local sight loss charities in enabling blind and partially sighted people to achieve their full potential as independent citizens, and to influence and work in partnership with others to improve the quality of life for visually impaired people.