Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Support 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.  The hand picked helpful resources Include helplines, fundraising details, charities, events and social groups for the blind and visually impaired in Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as contact information for support, education, benefit details.  Also find details of guide dogs, training and how to apply for a guide dog for the blind in Ireland.

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.  If you have found these blind and visually impaired resources for Ireland useful, why not send the to a friend via the “Send this link” below.

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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.

Details of this means-tested benefit for the blind and visually impaired from the Health Service Executive (HSE). Includes details of how to apply, the weekly benefit rates as well as how to appeal if you have been refused a Blind welfare allowance in Ireland.

Set up to support parents of blind or visually impaired children throughout Ireland. Site offers details of events, links of interest and contacts.

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 training and assistance of guide dogs 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 for the blind.

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.

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.