On September 8, 2017, The British Council donated more than 200 books in braille and giant-print to the Salvation Army School for the Blind, courtesy of UK sight loss charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The consignment includes titles by J.K. Rowling and David Walliams.
The British Council reached out to RNIB Scotland with the help of Flag Up Scotland Jamaica to provide braille and large-print books for the students. There is an unconscious bias that reading is purely visual and so if you have experienced sight loss, or are blind, then you don't read. We wanted to challenge the discrimination and marginalisation of visually impaired and blind persons in Jamaica. We received 55 boxes of that staff and students are currently enjoying.