A DOCTOR Who fan’s mission to bring the Time Lord’s adventures to people who, like him, are blind has won support from actors from the show.

Louis Moorhouse from Idle has been blind since he was 18-months-old due to Neuroblastoma, a type of children’s cancer.

A Doctor Who fan since he was nine, Louis has teamed up with the charity Living Paintings to create the world's first tactile and audio books bringing the famous characters to life. His £15,000 crowdfunding campaign has raised over £11,500 and is backed by former Time Lord Sylvestor McCoy and previous Master Sir Derek Jacobi, as well as celebrities such as David Walliams.

Louis, 19, wants to make Doctor Who stories more accessible for fans who are blind or partially sighted. "When I got into Doctor Who the only way to find out what the characters, aliens, monsters and devices were like was to feel the toys, but they can be expensive and not always easily accessible. And the designs change over time - Daleks have evolved since the 1960s, and there are several different versions of the Sonic Screwdriver," said Louis.

"Doctor Who is a big part of my life; it's a world to get absorbed in and it unites people. People who are blind and partially sighted should have access to these fantastic stories."

Louis has been reading 'Touch to See' books - which are tactile, with raised images - since he was a child. The books are produced by Living Paintings, which runs a free postal library for blind and partially sighted people. "I learned to read with these books, they were a life-changer. I went on to do English A-level," said Louis. "If I could sum up my campaign I'd ask a sighted person to just close your eyes and imagine you can’t open them ever again. Now you want to read a book or watch Doctor Who - how are you going to do that? There's a misconception that blind and visually impaired people are different, but we're into the same things as anyone else. There are hundreds of blind Doctor Who fans out there. Why should they miss out?"

Louis contacted Living Paintings, which secured permission from the BBC to produce three books of Doctor Who adventures. Each will feature tactile images of The Doctor in various incarnations, along with other characters such as the Daleks, accompanied by audio soundtracks. The charity hopes to enlist actors who have played Doctor Who to lend their voices.

David Beal, Trusts and Foundations Manager at Living Paintings, said: "What Louis is doing is really impressive. He had an idea and just ran with it. These books will bring the stories alive in a way never done before. We're blown away by the support of the Doctor Who community."

Louis, who is studying music production at Leeds Beckett University, is thrilled that his campaign has taken off: "I was interviewed by Chris Moyles, now Matt Lucas and David Walliams follow me on Twitter!

"It was Doctor Who that got me into music; I learned to play the theme tune on my keyboard. My favourite 'character' is actually the TARDIS because I'm a music producer and I like to press buttons. A friend made me a TARDIS when I was a child, sadly I can't fit in it anymore."

* For more about Louis’ campaign go to livingpaintings.org/doctorwho, email livingpaintings@livingpaintings.org or call (01635) 299771.