Royal National Institute of Blind People

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

The RNIB was founded in London in 1868, when it was known as the British and Foreign Blind Association for Improving the Embossed Literature of the Blind. In 1871 it published the UK's first key to the braille alphabet and music notation. In 1935 it introduced Talking Books (readings of books for blind and partially sighted people to enjoy). Today the RNIB is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.

The RNIB has kindly provided readings of many HistoryPoints pages (including some in Welsh). These enable blind and partially sighted people to learn about the history of their surroundings. Sighted people can also listen to the readings while taking in the view of, or strolling around, the featured building or location.

Website of the RNIB

HiPoints with RNIB readings (** Welsh version accessible from English page)

Conwy county borough
We Are Seven grave
We Are Seven poem
Britain's Smallest House     **
The Liverpool Arms     **

Denbighshire
The Marble Church, Bodelwyddan
Canadian war graves, Bodelwyddan
Roll call of Canadian war graves names, Bodelwyddan

Cardiff
Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay     **
The Senedd, Cardiff Bay     **
Former Helwick lightship, Cardiff Bay     **
The Bear Shop, Cardiff City Centre
The Animal Wall, Bute Park
West Lodge, Bute Park
The River Taff, Bute Park
Old Western Approach Road, Bute Park
Site of Blackfriar's Friary, Bute Park
Summerhouse Cafe, Bute Park
Castle Nursery, Bute Park
The People's Door, Bute Park
Fisher's Bridge, Bute Park
Lady Bute's Bridge, Bute Park
Ginkgo Avenue, Bute Park
Cardiff Castle north gate
Cardiff Castle south gate

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