Calibre Audio

Calibre Audio

Calibre Audio is a national charity based in Bucks which exists to support anyone with a disability that makes reading print difficult.

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A bit about us

Since 1974, Calibre Audio has brought the joy of audiobooks to anyone struggling to access print, so they can immerse themselves in wonderful stories, memorable biographies or travel the world in their mind.

What we do

Since 1974, Calibre Audio has brought the joy of audiobooks to anyone struggling to access print, so they can immerse themselves in wonderful stories, memorable biographies or travel the world in their mind. In 2021 we sent over 474,7514 audiobooks to over 16,900 members across the UK and internationally.

Why we do it

Everyone has the legal right to equal access to information, yet only 7% of print books are converted to audio, the format needed for many disabled people. For young people, this has serious implications for their ability to learn and develop, and for the elderly, socially isolated, or disadvantaged, coming to terms with the loss of their sight, health and mobility, losing a lifelong love of the written word can be a real blow.

At Calibre, we believe in social inclusion and the wider benefits that reading brings, combating social isolation as well as increasing confidence and independence.

We also campaign with the Right to Read Alliance, the DAISY consortium, and Share the Vision to support equality in disability and end discrimination.

Calibre Studio

Calibre Studio offers a competitively priced and professional one-stop solution for all your audio needs with profits going to Calibre Audio, a national charity supporting those who struggle to read print.

Whether you are a publisher, author, individual, company or charity looking to hire a studio for a few hours or take on a full audio project, we’d love to talk to you about how we can work together to produce great audio content.

For more info visit https://studio.calibre.org.uk/ or contact us at studio@calibre.org.uk  


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  • New Road Weston Turville AYLESBURY Buckinghamshire HP22 5QT

Testimonials

Calibre Audio has kept me in touch with reading. It has saved my mental health in many ways, when loneliness could have overcome me, keeping me company in many a quiet moment and helping me cope with my enforced blindness.

CALIBRE MEMBER, GUILDFORD

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Each time I listen to a book I think of all the kind people who make the service possible. Without them my life would be impossible.

SHEILA, WILTSHIRE

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Meet our team

Max Hailey

Max Hailey

Chief Operating Officer

Sue Canderton

Sue Canderton

Director of Philanthropy



Link to Calibre Audio

http://bucks.business/calibreaudio


Awards:

  • Employer of the Year Award , 2023
  • Stationers Company Innovation Excellence Award, 2017
  • Queens Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award, 2012