If you're blind or partially sighted, you may find it helpfulto contact a support group for people with visionloss.
TheRoyal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)is the UKs leading charity for people with vision loss, and it has a useful page on its website about coming to terms with sight loss.
The RNIB's helpline is open Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 5.30pm. The number is 0303 123 9999, with calls costing no more than a standard rate call to an 01 or 02 number. You can alsoemail helpline staff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The RNIB's website is specially designed for people with sight loss and provides a wide range of useful information and resources, including an online community andonline shop.
Action for Blind Peopleis another national charity that provides blind and partially sighted people with practical help and support.
For example, the charity can provide you withsupport and information about the day-to-day practicalities of living with a visual impairment, such as adjusting your home to make it easier to get around.
Other national charities that specialise in vision loss and you may find useful include:
There are also many local voluntary organisations around the country that help and support people with vision problems. You can search by postcode on a website called Visionaryto find local support organisations near you.
Information for people with vision loss including details of support organisations, plus advice about specialist equipment, home modifications and mobility.
If you're blind or partially sighted, you may find it helpfulto contact a support group for people with visionloss. Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) TheRoyal National Institute of Blind
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