What is Worship For All?
What can be more excluding for a person with sight loss than when everyone else in church is singing but they can’t? With more and more churches using projectors and screens, the problem is getting worse. There’s now a vast choice of songs, with new ones being quickly adopted on a regular basis.
Worship for All is a free, online, automated transcription service from Torch Trust which enables churches and Christian organisations to provide resources for people with sight loss. Hymns and songs, liturgies and other church handouts can be converted to large print - and made ready for braille at the click of a button.
Asked how it impacts his experience of church, braille reader Colin says, ‘It transforms it - I can join in all the worship. I really feel part of it’.
Becks, thrilled with the results, said,
“It was great to have the braille and be able to follow the service along with everyone else… It’s lovely to be able to join in with the service rather than just listen… Being able to join in means I feel like I’m taking part, rather than just being there.”