MK Reader Service celebrates 25 years

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The Milton Keynes Reader Service is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The service was originally set up to offer a free reading and writing services to visually impaired people living in their own homes.

Over time the needs of people change and the service has expanded to continue to help people with reading and writing documents, but also to facilitate people who want to take part in activities outside the home, for example shopping, adult education classes, concerts, cinema, museums and art gallery visits.

MKRS offers accessibility to information via computer disk or on braille, large print and audio transcription. An audio newspaper is also produced regularly and MKRS also transcribe theatre programmes aurally too.

MKRS is celebrating 25 years by holding a party on the October 20 for volunteers, service users and local celebrities.

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