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The Importance of Accessibility

May 27, 2021 | by Charlie Lambert

The ability to see and comprehend text is something most of us take for granted, our brains automatically decode the words and sentences even whilst on autopilot and extensive information can be converted from pages into knowledge through study. The joy of encountering characters and exploring places and narratives teaches us about everything to do with empathy, romance, humour and culture. In a nutshell, it is essential to a person’s full and continual development. However, not everyone is afforded this freedom.

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Visit Hay Festival with Calibre Audio

May 21, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that this year we are the accessibility partner for the world-renowned Hay Festival. Usually setting up camp in Hay-on-Wye, this year Hay is coming to you, by broadcasting its free online content 26 May – 6 June.

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Featured authors on Calibre: Children and YA

May 20, 2021

For young members: these are the authors who are appearing at this year's Hay Festival that you can listen to with Calibre.

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Featured authors on Calibre: Adult

May 20, 2021

For adult members: A comprehensive list of all the writers and books featured at Hay Festival that you can listen to with Calibre.

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Cressida Cowell at Calibre

May 19, 2021

We are delighted to have six titles by Cressida Cowell currently in our audiobook collection, 2 from her The Wizards of Once series and 4 of her How To Train Your Dragon books.

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David Walliams at Calibre

May 18, 2021

David Walliams has fast become one of our best-loved children's authors, earning himself the accolade of the biggest selling children’s author to have started writing since the year 2000! We are delighted that we have been able to get so many of his books into our collection so that our members can gasp, giggle, snort and laugh out loud at the adventures of aunts who are awful, grannies who are gangstas, dentists who are demons and beasts who are lurking around Buckingham Palace.