Family Pages: Visual Impairment
Please see below links to a variety of organisations that support children and young people with visual impairments.
|Name of site||Web address||Information|
|RNIB||www.rnib.org.uk||• Advice regarding eye conditions
• Benefits and support entitlements
• Health, social and educational advice for parents and professionals
|RNIB Bookshare||www.rnibbookshare.org/||• Online book service for blind or partially sighted children and adults. If you would like a personal login please contact your QTVI.|
|Clear Vision||www.clearvisionproject.org/||• Postal lending library of children’s books designed to be shared by visually impaired and sighted children and adults.|
|Scottish Sensory Centre||www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/||• Information for parents of children with a range of sensory impairments and the professionals who support them.|
|VICTA||www.victa.org.uk/||• National charity that offers activities and support for children and families.
• Provides grants to support the purchase of equipment to aid a child with a visual impairment.
|Guide Dogs||www.guidedogs.org.uk||• Provide a range of services and activities to promote independence and mobility. This is not just a service for those who have or need a guide dog.|
|British Blind Sport||www.britishblindsport.org.uk||• A charity providing and promoting opportunities for blind and partially sighted children and adults to access, participate and compete in sport.|
|Royal Society for Blind Children||www.rsbc.org.uk||• A charity who provide a range of services across England and Wales for blind and partially sighted children and young people, their families, and the professionals who work alongside them.|
|Seeability||www.seeability.org||• A charity providing specialist support, accommodation and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss.|