Useful Links

There is a wealth of information available on living with sight loss. Here we list some other useful sources.

 

signpost showing where to go for advice and guidance

National Organisations

The Sight Advice FAQ, created jointly by a group of national sight loss organisations, provides answers to a wide range of questions about living with sight loss. This currently includes useful information about COVID-19 : https://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/independent-living/Covid-19

 

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is a national organisation supporting people with sight loss

 

The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss, offering free support and advice

 

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Fighting Blindness is a national charity supporting people with Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited condition leading to sight loss and blindness

 

International Glaucoma Association is for everyone who is interested in glaucoma, people who have just been diagnosed, or anyone living with glaucoma.

 

Nystagmus Network Nystagmus is a complex eye condition characterised by involuntary eye movements. The Nystagmus Network is a UK based charity which supports people affected by the condition and leads the research into finding a treatment.

 

Blind Veterans UK is here to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss

 

Guide Dogs and Blind Children

Guide Dogs provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. They now incorporate the charity Blind Children UK.

 

British Wireless for the Blind Fund supplies specially adapted audio equipment on a free loan to visually impaired people across the UK. YBPSS act as a local agent for BWBF.

 

Torch Trust is a Christian organisation aimed at enabling people with sight loss to discover Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives.

 

BBC In Touch provides news, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted

 

Connect Radio is the RNIB radio service aimed at blind and partially sighted listeners

 

Traveleyes Holidays offers group holidays with a mixture of sighted and visually impaired travellers

 

North Wales Accessible Holidays for the Blind and Visually Impaired offer a specially adapted caravan at reduced rates for blind or partially sighted people

 

Home Advisor is an American website with a useful page for parents and caregivers of children with visual impairments on ways to make your home safer. Many thanks to the parents and carers who recommended this page to us!

 

Local Organisations

City of York Council

 

York Hospital 

 

Wilberforce Trust is a local organisation supporting people with sight loss

 

Yorsensory is a local service for people affected by sight or hearing loss

 

York Carers Centre is a local organisation providing support and information to carers

 

Safe Places is a scheme that provides information about public, accessible locations which offer a safe and supportive space to vulnerable people who may need help while out. The website includes a full list of current locations and information on how to download the Safe Places app. You can also carry a card which gives details of a trusted contact person.

 

The Association of Blind Asians is a Leeds-based charity supporting people with visual impairments to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

 

York Theatre Royal provides audio described performances of major productions

 

Grand Opera House provides audio described performances of major productions

 

Visit York

 

York Castle Museum has signs in 16 point, a sensory basket and help available to anyone who finds access difficult

 

York Art Gallery has signs in 16 point, some additional descriptive information and interactive displays

 

Yorkshire Museum has signs in 16 point, a sensory basket and interactive displays