Thursday, March 22, 2018

Support Groups for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Ireland

This section of the ABLEize disability directory for Ireland is dedicated to providing you with details of support groups that assist the blind and visually impaired person in and around Ireland and Northern Ireland. Includes helplines, fundraising details and events and groups for the blind and visually impaired in Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as contact information for support and advice and also details of guide dogs, training and how to apply for one as well as computer and technology product ideas and education resources.

Browse through the sites and services listed below along with details of websites and social media links such as Facebook and Twitter offering you a range of blind and visually impaired resources throughout Ireland.

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Based in Northern Ireland in providing blind and visually impaired support to adults and children that are either blind or partially sighted. Site provides helpful resources including parents tips and stories as well as details of local events within Ireland.

A dedicated national education centre for blind children in all areas of Ireland. Site provides extensive resources including Braille production, libraries and clinics as well as information for parents and families. Includes what’s on guides and details of children’s camps and parties.

An Irish charity working to prevent sight loss. Includes public awareness information, disease details and research information.

A leading Dublin based research organisation working on finding cures and providing treatments in the areas of blindness. Includes counselling details and how to get involved as well as research information, news and Irish links of interest.

Providing mobility training and assistance of guide dogs and long cane training for adults and children free of charge. Site provides comprehensive guide dog information along with news, events information and details of how to donate to assist with the continuation of Irish guide dogs.

Charity registered in Ireland and providing help and assistance to blind and visually impaired people in Ireland. Read about living with sight loss, fundraising details and how to call for advice.

Offers a free phone helpline with on-site practical help details, eye health information as well as e-learning courses available for the blind and vision impaired in Ireland.