Monday, April 22, 2024

Blind and Visual Impaired Support

This comprehensive collection of blind support groups has been gathered to broad spectrum of blind and visually impaired support groups providing a range of help, information and social activities.

Find support groups for the blind and those with visual impairment in the UK offering advice, help and assistance in all area of blindness and visual impairment including social clubs, helplines and meetings plus local self help groups.  Also find details of suppliers of vision aids and help with claiming or understanding your benefits rights and how to claim.  ABLEize has built and continues to build a large and usable collection of resource sites.  Please browse the sites below and click the site title that interests you to enter their own website.

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Offer support over the Internet in areas of computers, training and details of social activities. View online guides, games and links of interest.

Details of six rehabilitation teams throughout Kent with telephone helplines, training courses and newsletters.

A UK Charity that assist blind and visually impaired people to get into or return to work through a range of training and employment services.

A membership group that offers information, facts and details for blind and partially sighted piano tuners located throughout the world.

Registered charity that provide adapted radio equipment on a loan basis to eligible registered blind people. On-line catalogue of suitable sets for those who can purchase one.

A voluntary organisation that offers support and help to partially sighted people in and around Cardiff and the areas of the Vale of Glamorgan.

A National postal lending library of books with braille aimed at children. View details of more than 13,000 books and how to join the library.

Provides audio newspapers and magazines for the blind and visually impaired in Scotland. Includes membership details.

Established in 1914 offering details of local events and support groups plus fundraising events in the county.

Provides telephone contact details with opening hours of their Dundee based drop in centre along with information about getting involved and your statutory rights as a blind or visually impaired person.

Offers support, care and advice plus a range of social opportunities for blind and visually impaired people living in Essex.

Discover how a guide dog could change your life as a blind or visually impaired person. Also provides details of children and teens services.

Provides support and rehabilitation services of the blind and visually impaired in the Isle of Wight. Includes events details.

A team of full and part time workers providing information, advice and services to people with vision impairments on the Isle of Man.

Covering all areas from Enfield to Barnet. Details of the resource centres and home visiting services plus a range of online information.

Details of this Hampshire based blind and visually impaired resource centre with location details and contacts.

Supporting visually impaired and blind people in Oxfordshire since 1877. Offers details of meetings with online newsletters, volunteering information and sight guidesl.

A self help group providing advice, assistance and hint and tips to visually impaired people.

The Partially Sighted Society (PSS) provides services and support to anyone with any type of visual impairment. Provides online services and support with localised services offered in Doncaster Town Centre including low vision assessments.