Living Paintings

Library of pictures through sound and touch for visually impaired children and adults


To open up the world of pictures and other varied subjects to blind and partially sighted adults and children.

Services provided:

Provide a free postal library service of ‘living pictures’ – tactile versions of pictures accompanied by an audio description and colour reproduction.
The adult library offers albums, each of which contains at least ten works of art, accompanied by tapes and coloured reproductions for sighted people. Topics covered include paintings, tapestries, stained glass, architecture, garden design and birds.
For children there is a growing range of touch and sound packs designed for use at home and / or in school. These include Living Picture Books which bring the magical world of illustrated story books to life and Teacher Resource Packs which are designed to include visually impaired pupils in the visual aspect of everyday classroom studies.


There is no charge for joining Living Paintings.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm.


Unit 8
Kingsclere Park
RG20 4SW

Phone: 01635 299 771

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