Meet the organisation


Royal Dutch Visio

Visio welcomes anyone with questions about being partially sighted or blind. Visio is an expertise centre that provides information and advice as well as different services related to research, counselling, rehabilitation, education and living. These services are for partially sighted or blind people, also if these people suffer from intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities. People who are personally or professionally involved with partially sighted or blind people can also turn to Visio for information and professional development.


As a non-profit organisation, Dedicon believes in a society in which everyone should be able to participate fully. Access to text and images is key to this. This is why Dedicon makes existing text and images accessible to people with reading disabilities. For them, Dedicon produces attractive, alternative ways of reading formats: easy-to-read, visible, audible, or in an elevated form you can feel. For example, information in braille, audio files, drawings you can feel, large print, digital files or hybrid variants of these different formats. Dedicon’s primary focus is on education and the public library network. For this, Dedicon is subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science and by the Dutch Royal Library.


Bartiméus is committed to contributing to a good life for people with visual impairment in all areas and phases of life. Since 1915 Bartiméus has grown into a nationwide expertise organisation that supports blind and partially sighted people. Bartiméus continuously enlarge his knowledge about living with a visual impairment.  In cooperation with scientific, higher education and other research institutes, Bartiméus permanently enhances its knowledge and expertise. The questions and needs of people with a visual impairment are leading to research.  Bartiméus also has a mission to share knowledge with others: partners in care, teachers, municipalities, politicians, policymakers, employers, and so on.


The CBB is committed to enhancing the world of the blind and the visually impaired. One way in which we help is through producing books and magazines in appropriate formats: braille, large print, digital, audio and relief print. The CBB has more than 100-year experience producing braille Bibles and other (Christian) literature.  In the past years, the CBB developed a concept that combines full-color tactile images with braille. The braille is synchronized with big letter print to make it possible to read together on a character level. It is also combined with audio on a talking pen. The pen describes every image and reads the text. (Dutch)

Bibliotheekservice Passend Lezen

Bibliotheekservice Passend Lezen is the library for everyone with a reading disability. It aims to give people with reading disabilities access to the world of knowledge and culture to stimulate personal development, promote their social participation and integration and improve their position in society. Anyone should be able to gain access to information and reading materials, no matter which reading disability they may have. Therefore Bibliotheekservice Passend Lezen offers a wide collection of books, newspapers and magazines in various reading formats such as audio, braille, digital, large print and a combination of reading formats. In addition, Passend Lezen also offers radio plays, lectures, tactile maps, cloth books for visually impaired children and the opportunity to customize personal documents in a reading format of choice. (Dutch)