Articles for The Blind Application
If you believe you are entitled to use the Royal Mail Articles for the Blind Scheme, as outlined below please use this page to apply. Your application will be processed within 24 hours and then, when you are logged in to your account, the postal charge will be adjusted.
Who uses Articles for the Blind?
Articles for the Blind is a scheme for Blind and visually impaired customers who are registered as blind under the provisions of the National Assistance Act 1948. We also include people whose standard of close-up vision, with spectacles is N12 or less and certified by an ophthalmologist, doctor or ophthalmic optician.
How it helps
Articles for the Blind send 1st Class and Air Mail letters, large letters and packets for free. Blind or visually impaired customers and registered charities who want to send specially prepared items to registered blind or recognised visually impaired individuals.
How mail should be addressed
Under the scheme, mail must be addressed to the blind or visually impaired person at that address. Items that are addressed to The Occupier, Dear Customer and not a named recipient should be sent as normal, paid-for mail.
Sizes and weights for items in the UK
Sizes and weights for items overseas