Burscough Parish Council Newsletter Now Available in Braille
Burscough Parish Council is pleased to announce that its quarterly newsletter is now available for people with visual impairment to read in braille.
Each quarter, Burscough Parish Council’s newsletter is delivered to homes and businesses in Burscough and many residents look forward to reading stories of local interest to Burscough and about the work of the local Council. Now people with visual impairment who do not use their computers to access media are able to read about local issues without relying on someone else to read to them. The current newsletter in braille is now available at Burscough Library.
The service has been made available through the kind support of AA Transcription Services, who create braille and easy read formats for businesses, schools and the hospitality sector.
Cllr Julie Atherton said: "Burscough parish council is delighted to offer a Braille version of our community newsletter. It is so important to us that all of our neighbours can access our news & information more readily. We are very proud of our inclusive approach. Any Burscough resident can contact our parish office for a copy or visit Burscough Library. The parish council is now focused on improving the environment so that anyone with accessibility challenges can manoeuvre around Burscough much more easily".
Braille is a tactile reading and writing system used by blind and visually impaired people who cannot access print materials. There are 2800 people who are registered blind in Lancashire (RNIB.org.uk/site loss data tool version 3, 2014)
Burscough Parish Council’s Newsletter is delivered to homes in Burscough via the Champion and to a majority of businesses by hand.
It is also available here on the Parish Council website at http://www.burscoughpc.co.uk/newsletters.html. Members of the public and businesses can also request a regular electronic copy from firstname.lastname@example.org