Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Blind and and Visually Impaired Information

The websites listed in this section of ABLEize provide advice and facts for the blind and visually impaired person, their family or carers. Browse through the sites below to find a broad selection of information and resources along with education and training, publications, broadcasts and much more relating to the blind and visually impaired including guide dogs and UK wide activities and events. You will also find related links of interest listed below including blind sports and support group contacts.

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UK charity. Site contains a good range of information covering the practical aspects of dealing with visual impairment and blindness.

Provides a range of advice, assessments and training for people with a vision impaired to help them achieve their individual goals.

A Directgov site providing details of the benefits and allowances available to blind and vision impaired people in the UK.

A registered charity that raises funds for scientific research into blindness. View details of new treatments and the current research.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund provides news, entertainment and information as well as companionship to blind and vision impaired people throughout the world. Listen via their website.

A useful guide to colour contrasting that assist the vision impaired as well as official facts and numbers relating to visual impairment supplied by the RNIB.

A UK registered charity that has been raising funds for research into blindness and eye diseases for the past 40 years. Site offers details of their fundraising activities along with newsletters and a host of information about eye diseases.

A guide dogs for the blind charity with details of getting a dog and how to sponsor a puppy.

Provides dedicated services for blind and vision impaired children through England and Wales including employment, social activities and family support.

Founded in 2008 to provide a range of services and social activities and voluntary opportunities working with people with blindness and visual impairments throughout London. View meeting details and membership information.

Offers details of how to adjust your PC for people with vision impairments, explains screen magnifiers and speech recognition systems and large-print word processors.

Covers a comprehensive range of visual impairment facts with symptoms, causes, diagnosis and the treatments available.

Highlighting a range of NHS services available to the 360,000 registered as blind or partially sighted adults and children in the UK. Find details of specialist referral services and resources and products designed to make life easier for the blind and vision impaired.

Information, facts and further details about optic neuritis a condition that causes inflammation of the eye optic nerve with information supplied by the Patient UK website.

An official government site providing details of how to register or visual impairment as disability within the UK. Includes guides and downloads.

Recruitment and job details for the blind and visually impaired from Remploy, the UK’s leading disability specialist established in 1944 with 70 years plus of experience meeting the employment needs of a range of disabilities.

Details of grants, holidays and events plus advice and contact details for the Royal Blind specialist care homes in Scotland.

Based in Glasgow, this voluntary run regulatory body sets the standards for sign language interpreters in Scotland and offers a directory of sign language professionals with registration details and information about their services.

Enables individuals who are blind or partially sighted with additional disabilities to achieve their full potential.

Check out this site offering details of an informative encyclopaedia of sports and recreational activities for people with visual impairments available to purchase by paperback, hardcover or e-book. A must read publication.

An association providing a range of services, information, advice and volunteer opportunities for blind and partially sighted people throughout all areas of Surrey.

Market Harborough based Christian organisation that provides resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide. Includes holidays, fellowship and support.

Visionary is a membership organisation made up of volunteers from national organisations that identify the needs of the blind and vision impaired within the UK.

A Scottish organisation dedicated to providing support to children with vision impairments along with their family and carers. Site provides an A-Z of visual impairment conditions with sites of interest, local contacts and a useful parents message board.

Resource centre in Whitehaven town centre offering a range of services and support to the blind and vision impaired within West Cumbria. Includes the supply of items such as talking clocks, talking scales, big button phones etc.