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

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


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