Equipment and Information

Our Sight Loss Advisors 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 10am-3pm, Monday to Thursday on a drop in basis. We also offer pre-booked one-to-one appointments between 9.15 and 2.45 on Fridays. Please call 01904 636269 or click here to book an appointment

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