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Listening Books is a charity for people with print impairments. Those eligible for membership include people with dyslexia, arthritis, stroke, multiple sclerosis, ME, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADD, ADHD, amputations, Down's syndrome, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, head injuries, muscular dystrophy, cancer, emphysema, cerebral palsy, heart conditions, motor neurone disease, neurological conditions, paralysis, Parkinson's disease, paraplegia, quadriplegia, polio, spinal injuries, frailty and manual dexterity problems. 

If you have a condition or illness that is not listed here, and you are unsure if you qualify for membership, please contact our membership support team at   

When you join Listening Books, you confirm that you or the member is eligible for membership of Listening Books; you understand that our audiobooks must not be modified, copied, reproduced, transferred, distributed, leased, licensed or publicly performed in any way, are lent to members for their own non-commercial use only and will be returned to Listening Books or, if downloaded, will be deleted from any portable device once listened to and any discs the titles have been burnt to destroyed at the end of the lending period.  

If signing on behalf of a child, young person or vulnerable adult you agree to accept responsibility to monitor the titles they listen to.  We may ask for further proof of age and/or confirmation from a parent or guardian if you are under 18 when you apply, as part of our child protection policies.  We reserve the right to refuse membership on this basis.  

It is your responsibility to choose titles that you would find appropriate for your own interests, tastes, views and beliefs,  Listening Books accepts no responsibility for the content of any of the titles that can be accessed through the Listening Books website and their suitability for individual members and their preferences. 

If you are applying for a free membership for an individual, you confirm that you/the applicant is eligible for membership of Listening Books and cannot read books in the usual way, and that you/they would find the membership fee (ranging from £20 to £45 per year) a barrier to joining the service.  Funding permitting, membership will be renewed on an annual basis if you are actively using the service. Your membership will be cancelled if not used within 4 weeks of receiving your membership welcome email/letter.