Items for the blind
Consignments from and for blind people
Items for the blind – so-called "cécogrammes" – are postal items addressed to or posted by blind people, visually impaired people or institutes for the blind. Swiss Post transports consignments labelled accordingly weighing up to 7 kg postage-free.
Here’s how it works
Items for the blind weighing up to 7 kg are transported free of charge within Switzerland and abroad – even with value-added services such as registered mail, return receipt or electronic cash on delivery.
Who is this service for and preconditions
Items for the blind are addressed to or posted by blind people, visually impaired people or institutes for the blind. Such consignments can contain the following items:
- Documents in braille printing
- Sound recordings by or for the blind
- Goods, equipment, resources and other products that have been created or adapted to support blind people or to make their lives easier
- Maximum weight: 7 kg
- Items for the blind may not be used for commercial purposes.
- Items for the blind to be delivered within Switzerland may be sealed or unsealed before they are handed over for delivery. International consignments must be unsealed when handed over for delivery.
Sent as domestic letter mail:
- Up to B5 format (25 x 17.6 cm), up to 5 cm thick and up to 250 g
- Up to B4 format (35.3 x 25 cm), up to 2 cm thick and up to 1,000 g
Any items for the blind that exceed these dimensions must be sent as parcels.
National: At least one of the following must be handwritten on the consignment: “Item for the blind”, “envoi pour les aveugles” or “cécogramme”.
International: The consignment must be marked with either “envoi pour les aveugles” or “Item for the blind”.
Parcels must include both the consignment barcode and the CEC barcode.