Useful Links


Section One-Charities

Click on the names of the charities below to access their websites.

Action for Blind People 

Action for Blind People is a national charity that provides local services and support to blind and partially sighted people.

Blind Veterans
Providing lifelong support for blind and visually impaired ex-Service men and women.

British Wireless Fund for the Blind

A charity that provides free cassettes and radios for the blind.

 

Blind Children UK

 A charity that provides services and support for visually impaired children and their family.

Calibre Audio Library

A national charity that provides a subscription free postal service of unabridged audio books for people with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities, who cannot read print

Contact a Family

Charity – providing advice and support to families whatever the medical condition of the child

Early Support

Developmental Journal for Babies and Young Children with a Visual Impairment.

Guide Dogs for the Blind UK

A charity dedicated to training guide dogs for blind and partially sighted people.

Infosound
Information about living with sight loss.

Henshaws Society for Blind People.

 A charity organisation providing wide range of support and information, with family support workers who support families and children with a visual impairment. Provide holiday and leisure activities.

Living Paintings

A charity that produce tactile and audio books and images for partially sighted people of al ages.

Look – National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children. 

Employs family support workers to provide support and information to families.

Royal London Society for the Blind ( RLSB)

A charity that provides services and support for visually impaired teenagers based in London and the South East of England.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

RNIB is a leading charity supporting blind and partially sighted people.

UK Association for Accessible Formats (UKAAF)
This is an industry association whose mission is to improve the social inclusion of blind and partially sighted people, and others with a print impairment, by setting standards and promoting quality accessible formats.

Visually Impaired Talking Action (VICTA)

A charity that provides support, information and grants to children and families.

Section Two-Making the Arts Accessible

Blind Art

Celebrating art for and by the visually impaired
and challenging perceptions of artistic vision.

Elegant Insights

A company run by Laura Legendary making braille designed jewellery and accessories.

The Touch Art Fair

An anual, non profit organisation based in London exhibiting accessible art for visually impaired people.

Vocal Eyes
A company that offers audio described, touch tour and fully accessible theatre and visual arts productions to blind and partially sighted people.

Section Three-Leisure

Section Four-Societies and Social Networking

Blind Abilities

A social networking sight for blind and partially sighted people.

Blind Mums Connect

A network that supports visually impaired mums in the UK.

The British Blind Community 

The British Blind Community is a Facebook group for blind people to interact and socialise.

Chat and Mingle

A social Networking and Dating Sight for Disabled People

Independant Little Bee 

A blog for visually impaired children and their families.

VI Talk Podcast

An upcoming social networking campaign for blind and partially sighted people covering a variety of areas.

Section Five-Support Services and Networks

Macular Disease Society
Aims to build confidence and independence for those with central vision impairment. MDC provides information and practical support for people with all forms of macular degeneration, and also their families and corers.

Minds Eye Blog

Minds Eye Blog is a blogging forum run by the RNIB for blind and partially sighted people to share stories, advice and ideas on living with a visual impairment.

Nystagmus Network
Nystagmus is an involuntary movement of the eyes which often seriously reduces vision. This site offers patient information and support.

Positive Eye

Educational training and consultancy for professionals who work with children with visual impairment

Through Scarlett’s Eyes

Through Scarlett’s Eyes is dedicated to supporting parents and families of Visually Impaired children.

Wonder Baby 

A online website for parents caring for visually impaired children.

The VI Forum

The VI Forum is a UK based email discussion network, established to support staff working within education

The Partially Sighted Society 

The Partially Sighted Society provides information, advice, training, equipment and clear print material for people with a visual impairment to help them to make the best use of their remaining sight.

Section Six-Press and Publications

Able Radio

Able Radio is a live, online, radio station presenting shows at the heart of the disabled community. As a unique online radio station, our concern is to move forward with disability and restrictive medical conditions. Join us for great music, information and chat presented by a variety of personalities, each adding their own unique style focussing on the ability in disability.

Clear Vision Project

Lending library of story books with added braille for visually impaired children.

Enable Magazine

The UK’s leading disability lifestyle magazine.

Fashionability

An audio and podcast publication based on making fashion and lifestyle accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities. Co founded by Laura Legendary and myself (Emily Davison.)

Insight Radio

Insight Radio is a radio station serving the UK, and is funded primarily by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and also by other local councils.

Insight Magazine

Insight Magazine is a free publication run by charity RNIB.

Listening Books
National postal and internet-based audio book library service to people across the UK with a print impairment. Whether you read for pleasure or learning you are sure to find something that interests you on MP3 CD, internet streaming or cassette tape.

National Talking Newspapers and Magazines (TNAUK)
National newspapers and magazines on audio tape, computer disk, email, internet download and CD-ROM for visually impaired and disabled people.

PosAbility Magazine

A magazine showcasing stories on disability.

Talking News Federation
Local newspapers – many local Talking Newspapers are now making digital recordings on memory stick or CD, while others still record on tape.

Section Seven-Health and Wellbeing 

Therapy Directory 

A website providing information and advice on complimentary therapy to enable their users to make an informed decision about whether therapy is right for them.

Section Eight-Visually Impaired and Disabled Bloggers and YouTubers

Around and Upside Down 

A blog about identity, fashion and disability run by blogger Vicky Kuhn.

Bold Blind Beauty 

A style blog for blind and partially sighted people.

Blind-Style

Blind-Style is a blog run by visually impaired blogger-Amy Rowe.

Charlotte Eades 

A YouTube that talks about her fashion makeup and battling cancer.

Chelsey Jay

Models of Diversity Ambassador and blogger on fashion and disability.

Gleamed 

A blog run by visually impaired illustrator Kimberly Burrows.

Holly Was Here 

Holly was here is a blog featuring reviews on books, run by visually impaired youth-Holly.

Molly Burke 

A YoTuber and Public speaker who talks fashion, beauty, disability and living with sight loss.

Secrets of Beauty

A visually impaired youtuber who talks fashion and beauty.

Spanshinista 

A blog on fashion and lifestyle from the prospective US based woman with Choreoathetotic Cerebral Palsy.

Stylishly Impaired

Stylishly Impaired is a blog run by scholar Cat Smith focusing on the fashion industry and its perception of people with disabilities.

Section Eight: Campaigning

Get Disability Confident

An organisation dedicated to working with companies and organisations on raising awareness of disability in the workplace.

Models of Diversity 

An organisation campaigning for diversity in the fashion industry such as more plus size models, models of colour and models with disabilities.

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I DO NOT take request for anything other than things relation to visual impairment, sight loss, disability and accessibility.

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