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Blind and Visually Impaired

Below is a range of organisations that offer advice and information for blind or visually impaired people.

Bradbury Fields

A local charity providing services to visually impaired people living in the Merseyside Area, particularly in Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton

Henshaws

As one of the oldest charities in the UK, Henshaws provide expert support, advice and training to anyone affected by sight loss and other disabilities to develop the skills and independence they need to lead lives that are as full as possible

Action for Blind People

Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages

British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport is a registered charity and the co-ordinating body of sport for blind and partially sighted people in the UK

British Computer Association of the Blind

The British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB) is a lively group of blind and partially sighted computer users. They offer training, discussion, networking and help to all their members

Established in 1969 they are the oldest computer association for blind and partially sighted people in the world. Their membership includes people of all skill levels, interests and abilities. Find out more about BCAB

British Council for Prevention of Blindness

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness was established in 1976 as a registered charity to fund scientific research into blindness prevention and sight restoration

British Wireless for the Blind Fund

The British Wireless for the Blind Fund provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss

Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK is a national charity offering specialist services and human support to deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and hearing loss acquired throughout their lives

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

The association trains and provides guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people

International Glaucoma Association

The International Glaucoma Association is the charity for people with glaucoma. Its mission is to raise awareness of glaucoma, promote research related to early diagnosis and treatment, and to provide support to patients and all those who care for them

Royal Society for Blind Children 

Our Family Support Service supports blind and partially sighted children and young people from 0-25 years old and their families. We can also support young people whose sight is starting to deteriorate.

National Blind Children’s Society

National Talking Newspapers and Magazines

National Talking Newspapers and Magazines serves as your own personal newsagent service. Week by week, or month by month, depending on the frequency of publication, you can receive your favourite titles – in either audio CD or digital format

RNIB National Library Service

RNIB National Library Service is the largest library in the UK for readers with sight loss. We offer a wide choice of fiction and non-fiction books in audio, braille and giant print for adults and children

Royal Blind Society

An organisation that helps blind or partially sighted people with cash grants to provide essential support for those on low incomes and by providing a range of holidays and leisure opportunities

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss

SeeAbility

SeeAbility’s purpose is to encourage people who are blind or partially sighted and have other multiple disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life

Sense   

Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. They provide tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services to all deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. They also support people who have a single sensory impairment with additional needs

Sightline Vision North West

Provides essential emotional support and practical guidance to support people at the onset and progression of loss of sight. The Sightline service is staffed by visually impaired Volunteers, including their Co-ordinator