Royal National Institute for the Blind

The RNIB also work together with Action to provide a counselling service.  For more details, please click here.

The Outlook Trust is the only charity for blind and vision impaired children that organises and provides activity and residential breaks for blind, partially sighted children and young people with other disabilities.  Click on the link above to find out more about the fantastic events they have on offer.


 Listening Books are a national charity that provides an audiobook library service to children and adults who struggle to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability, mental health issue or learning difficulty.  They have recently received funding to offer a number of FREE memberships to people living in Berkshire who would like to join our service but would find our membership fees a barrier to joining (usually £20 to £45 per year).  They have 1000s of wonderful audiobooks including educational titles which support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 and are unavailable in audio elsewhere, as well as popular authors such as JK Rowling and Roald Dahl, available to download and stream through our website or app, or on MP3 CD sent through the post (no postage costs or late fees).  Our friendly library team can provide assistance, especially for those who do not have a computer.  Audiobooks can be a lifeline for children who struggle to read in the usual way, offering all the comfort, relaxation and enjoyment of reading, as well as vital support with school work.  Please visit our website for more information or email or call Jo Cord on 020 7407 9417.


Vision 2020 Starting Point  Vision 2020 Starting Point is a guide for parents and carers whose child has a vision impairment. It gives vital information to parents and carers of children with a vision impairment.


Moorfields Eye Hospital





Royal Berkshire Orthoptic Department




Berkshire Vision is an independent charity that aims to enable and support visually impaired people in Berkshire to live independently and to enhance their quality of life.




Guide Dogs Children and young people's services (formerly Blind Children UK), provide support and advice for children with vision impairments and their families.  In January 2017, Guide Dogs and Blind Children UK integrated into one charity to allow the support of more children with sight loss.


Action for Blind People have a children, young people and family service which provides a wide range of opportunities for blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families.





Visually Impaired Children Taking Action supports children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and their families across the UK.




National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children





Reading Sight aims to support librarians, teachers, voluntary workers and anyone interested in helping people with sight loss get access to reading and reading services.



UK Association for Accessible Formats

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