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 they prefer.
Of course, this is not always possible, but it's something we strive 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 blind and partially sighted people.
Why shouldn’t people with sight loss 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 which campaigns for these rights.
Less than 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 need 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.