VI Useful Contacts
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The RNIB have produced a series of podcasts for parents and carers about emotional support for children and young people with vision impairment. Please click here
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 click on the above image to visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jo Cord on 020 7407 9417.
Reading Sight aims to support librarians, teachers, Berkshire Vision aims to enable & support vision impaired people in Berkshire
voluntary workers and anyone interested in helping to live independently and to enhance their quality of life.
people with sight loss get access to reading
and reading services.
To mark World Sight Day 2023, Moorfields shared some tips on how to look after your children’s eyes and protect their vision. Click here
The Royal Berkshire Orthoptic Department
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