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Links to organisations which may be of interest

We have put together a collection of links to other websites which should be of interest to all blind and partially sighted people. The links will open a new window in your browser.

Action For Blind People

Action for Blind People provide free, impartial information and advise on all issues connected with visual impairment to visually impaired people, their families, friends, carers, professionals and service providers.

BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation

The Nations premier public service broadcaster for TV, Radio, digital and online programmes.

Blind Veterans UK

Providing crucial assistance to ex-service men and women with very significant loss of sight.

Benefits - Government info on Means Tested Benefits

The Nations premier public service broadcaster for TV, Radio, digital and online programmes.

Bankie Talk TN

Bankie Talk TN

Bankie Talk are the first to conceive of, and produce, the first Young Visually Impaired Persons Audio youth Magazine.   This Project has been running now for over 5 Years and was spearheaded by Bankie Talk and has been accomplished in partnership with a number of the local schools, in West Dunbartonshire.

Blind Independence Greenwich

Blind Independence Greenwich

Blind Independence Greenwich is an organisation that supports blind and partially sighted people in the Borough of Greenwich. Our services include a befriending service, fortnightly coffee mornings, musical workshops, welfare rights advice, advocacy and visual awareness training.

Calibre Audio Library

Calibre Audio Library

Providing the pleasure of reading to people with sight problems, dyslexia or physical disabilities. It is a subscription-free nationwide postal service with 19,000 members. There is a choice of 8,500 audio book titles.

Contact the Elderly

This group organises gatherings for frail, elderly people who live alone. This national charity was created in 1965 and there are in excess of 200 groups nationwide supporting some 2000 elderly people.

Counselling directory

Counselling Directory provides a huge support network of counsellors, enabling visitors to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.

Give a Car

Giveacar is a social enterprise that raises money for charity by accepting donations of old cars.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Their mission is to provide guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA)

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is the charity for people with glaucoma.

Our 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. Our services are provided free of charge to anyone in need of assistance. For more information about glaucoma, please visit our website or contact the IGA Sightline (helpline) on 01233 64 81 70.

Kent Association for The Blind

Kent Association for The Blind

KAB is the main provider of help and support to sight impaired people throughout Kent, Medway, and Bromley, and we also provide some specialist support in Bexley. Our website provides information about our range of services as well as help and advice on staying independent, mobile and safe. There’s also news about local events for people with sight impairments and a range of training programmes available.

Listening books

This is a charity that provides audio books in cassette format via the post to people who have difficulty reading in the usual way. We know from the letters we receive that many people consider the service a vital part of their lives.

Look - The National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

The idea of LOOK was formed by two families who happened to live ten miles apart, but each had a child with the same rare eye condition. One child lacked for nothing from an LEA who believed in supporting VI children, the other was at the mercy of a not-so-caring authority.

National Blind Children's Society

The National Blind Children's Society has grown from strength to strength and is now recognised as a leading charity for supporting children and young people with a visual impairment, their families and those professionals who support them.

National Talking Newspapers and Magazines

Providing national newspapers and magazines in audio on tape, CD, DAISY CD and by MP3 downloading or streaming. Also in digital full-text format by e-mail, download and CD-ROM for visually impaired and print disabled people who find reading a strain.

RNIB National Library Service

The Gateway to library services for visually impaired people.

North Regional Association for Sensory Support

Representing the interest of people who are deaf, blind or have a significant sensory loss, throughout the region.

Portset Systems Ltd

Manufacturers of TV sets and Associated products for people who have experienced sight loss.

Pure Digital

Manufacturers of quality digital radio receivers.

Radio Amateur Invalid and Blind Club

Affiliated to the Radio society of Great Britain.

RNIB - The Royal National Institute of the Blind

The RNIB's task is to challenge blindness. They challenge the disabling effects of sight loss by providing information and practical services to help people get on with their lives.

Roberts Radios Ltd

Manufacturers of high quality audio equipment and a BWBF partner.

Royal London Society for the Blind

Providers of education, training and employment services in London and the South East.

Talking News Federation (TNF)

The Talking News Federation (TNF) is made up of 400 of these local Talking Newspapers (TNs). The TNF takes a long-term view of the future, assists with present issues, and deals with issues such as Copyright, Articles for the Blind, and proposed items of legislation and consultation.

Talking Products

Offering a range of products which deliver your message with the power of sound.

Thomas Pocklington Trust

The largest charity in the UK providing quality housing, care and support services for people with sight loss.

Victa

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VICTA was set up by parents of blind and partially sighted children who were struggling to meet the needs of their children. VICTA now supports visually impaired children and young people nationally by providing funding for equipment and offering advice and encouragement to parents.

Wales Council for the Blind - Cyngor Cymru i'r Deillion

A huge resource for blind and partially sighted people in Wales.

 

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Ian Jenkins

We only got our Sonata a week ago and already it has opened a new Window on the World for Us.

We can now listen to newspapers and magazines just like sighted People and this really makes us both feel more equal and empowered.

We are listening to radio stations that we have never even heard of before from Australia, New Zealand and America and this is really brilliant.

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