I am delighted to announce that from January 13th 2017, I will be presenting ‘Read On’, RNIB Connect Radio’s programme for those passionate about books and reading.
As the new host of this well-established radio show I will continue to bring listeners all the latest news about books in all their accessible formats, interviewing authors, reviewing new books, reporting from festivals and events across the UK as well of course as keeping listeners up-to-date with the latest news from the RNIB Talking Books Library.
But as a blind author myself I am also keen to bring other members of the RNIB community into the show, to discuss what we are reading, what makes a good audiobook and how books can be made even more accessible.
Talking Books were invented for ex-servicemen blinded in The First World War, they are now a major part of mainstream publishing. But with eight decades worth of accessible books at our fingertips RNIB members have a breadth and depth of reading that is unrivalled – and a voice that needs to be heard.
I can’t wait to hear it!
‘Read On’ is broadcast every Fridays at 1pm and repeated on Sundays at 2pm and Mondays at 6pm. With an audience of 154,000 listeners RNIB Connect Radio is broadcast on FM, via your TV on Freeview Channel 730, on-line at www.rnibconnectradio.org.uk and the programme is available as a podcast on iTunes. I look forward to welcoming you to the show.