National Organisations

Action for Blind People

UK charity which aims to enable blind and partially sighted people to enjoy equal opportunities in every aspect of their lives through work, leisure, housing and support.

Association of Blind Piano Tuners

The Association of Blind Piano Tuners exists to serve the professional and particular needs of its members and other blind and partially sighted piano tuners throughout the world.

British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport is a charity which provides sporting opportunities for blind and partially sighted people. Members take part in a variety of sports, and activities range from amateur ‘have a go’ days to competing in international events.

British Computer Association of the Blind

The British Computer Association of the Blind is an organisation of visually impaired people who use information and communications technology.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund

BWBF provides, on a permanent free loan basis, radios, radio cassette recorders and CD radio cassette recorders, to UK registered blind people, over the age of eight and who are in need.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Providing guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

Royal National Institute for the Blind

The RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.

Sort it!

A website for young people with visual impairments (run by the RNIB).

Talking Newspaper Association of the UK

Provides newspapers and magazines in alternative formats to print for the visually impaired and disabled.

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Housing and support for people with sight loss.

Fight for Sight

Conducts research into the prevention of blindness and treatment of eye disease in the UK.

Clear labelling

A pressure group for visually impaired people that aims to persuade UK retailers to produce more accessible labelling on their product packaging.

Department of Health

Main website of the Department of Health in England.

NHS in England

Portal site providing access to information and services about the NHS in England.

NHS Direct

Website of the national free NHS helpline service.

NHS health encyclopedia

An A-to-Z listing featuring information about a range of health conditions, including eye conditions.

NHS Blood and Transplant

Encourages people to donate blood, organs and tissues.

Last updated: October 3, 2017