What is the Articles for the Blind Scheme?

Articles for the Blind is a postal scheme operated by Royal Mail which allows certain items to be sent to blind and partially sighted people for free.

You can only send items and equipment which have been specially produced or adapted for someone with sight loss, for example:

  • books, papers and letters – either in braille or in large print (minimum font size 16pt)
  • relief maps.

You can also send visual and electronic media like:

  • computer disks and CDs
  • spoken audio, video (with added commentary) and electronic media.

Further information about Articles for the Blind, including restrictions that may apply can be found on our Free postal service - Articles for the Blind Scheme webpage.

For more information on how to use the service, see How do I send items using Articles for the Blind?

You can also contact our Helpline:

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