Equipment and Information

Our Sight Loss Advisors, Deb and Jade, can offer specialist advice and support to help you manage the day to day challenges of living with sight loss.

The Equipment and Information Centre

We have a large demonstration centre where you can try out a huge range of equipment, including

  • lighting
  • magnifiers
  • clocks and watches
  • pens and large print stationery
  • telephones
  • audio equipment
  • sunglasses and overshields
  • kitchen equipment

We offer detailed reading assessments during which we can look at lighting and magnification and discuss a range of techniques and equipment that may be helpful.

We can also signpost you to other local and national services in areas such as transport and travel, benefits and concessions, technology and leisure.

We run regular Focus Days where you can meet the suppliers of high-tech equipment such as electronic magnifiers. We also act as agents for schemes such as the British Wireless for the Blind Fund, which may be able to provide equipment on loan.

As well as the practical side of living with sight loss, we also understand its emotional impact. Click here for more information on our free Counselling service.

Our Equipment and Information Centre is open on a drop-in basis from 10.00-3.00, Monday to Thursday. We also offer pre-booked one-to-one appointments between 9.15 and 2.45 on Fridays.

Please call Deb or Jade on 01904 636269 for further information on any aspect of this service, or to book an appointment. Alternatively you can get in touch via the contact form here

Do come and see us – you will be made very welcome!