Equipment & Information Centre

Our Equipment and Information Centre at Rougier House, York, is open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm on a drop-in basis.


If you have a sight loss or support someone with a sight loss, the Centre staff can provide advice, information, equipment and support to help you live as independently as possible

What’s available?

We can help you:

  • Continue to read independently by making use of good lighting, magnifying devices (hand held magnifiers or electronic reading machines), large print books and newspapers or audio library services such as Talking Book and Talking Newspapers.
  • Continue to do everyday activities like cooking, shopping, making a cup of tea, watching tv, sewing, gardening or other hobbies.
  • Use new technology such as computers, mobile phones, talking book machines, televisions, audio description at home and at the theatre.

We have an extensive display of equipment specifically designed for blind, partially sighted and visually impaired people, all of which can be tried out during your visit.

We can also provide information about other local and national services.

If you would like to find out if we may be able to help you, please call us on 01904 636269