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.

Service and features

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. Items for the blind exceeding the size limits for letters or weighing more than 1 kg are transported as parcels.

Important information

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
  • materials for coping with the handicap such as braille writing equipment, braille watches, white canes, sound recording equipment, etc.
  • Items for the blind must be labelled “Item for the blind” or “Cécogramme”.
  • Maximum weight: 7 kg
  • Items for the blind may not be used for commercial purposes.
  • Items for the blind must be handed in unsealed.

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

If these formats, thicknesses and weights are exceeded, items for the blind weighing up to 7 kg will be transported free of charge as a parcel (PostPac Economy or PostPac Priority, maximum size: 100 x 60 x 60 cm).

Depending on the selected shipping option.

Items for the blind must be labelled “Item for the blind” or “Cécogramme”.

Depending on the selected shipping option.

Value-added services

The following value-added services are free:

  • Registered mail
  • Return receipt
  • Electronic cash on delivery

 

The following basic services are not exempt from postage:

  • Swiss-Express
  • SameDay
  • Bulky goods
  • URGENT

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