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MP calls for Right to Read

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Meg Munn MP joined Lesley-Anne Alexander, Chief Executive of RNIB, to demand an end to the discrimination faced by three million people in the UK who are being denied the Right to Read. Written Off, a report launched at an event in Parliament during Right to Read week, found that a shocking 96 per cent of all books are not available in large print, audio and Braille - formats that people with sight problems and other reading disabilities, such as dyslexia, need to be able to read.

 

Meg said “There are 4,500 people in Sheffield Heeley who cannot read standard print books. I believe that being able to read is a fundamental right and have added my name to the Right to Read Charter which calls on Government to take action.”

 

The Right to Read campaign is also backed by well known authors including Jacqueline Wilson, who spoke at the event, Michael Palin, Wendy Holden, Melvyn Bragg, A.S Byatt, Tony Hawkes and Julian Fellows. 

 

People living in Sheffield can support the campaign by adding their name to the Right to Read Charter at www.rnib.org.uk/righttoread or for more information call the RNIB Helpline on 0845 766 9999.

 

The photo shows Lesley-Anne Alexander, Chief Executive of RNIB, and Meg.


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