Magnifying aids, low vision aids, spectacle mounted aids
The Eye Hospital supplies magnifiers, low vision aids and spectacle mounted aids
You can contact them at -
Low Vision Aids Clinic
telephone: 01482 816 681
You may find it easier to have documents in alternative formats.
Alternative formats can include -
- audio versions such as tape or CD
- large print
Documents such as bills, bank statements and letters from GP’s as well as general information can be made available to you in these formats.
You should contact the organisation that has produced the information and request for the document to be provided in your preferred format.
If you are blind (severely sight impaired) and can provide the appropriate evidence, you are eligible to apply for a 50 per cent concession.
More on TV licensing here (Opens in a new window)
Audio description is commentary that describes body language, expressions and movements, making the programme clear through sound. It sets the scene so you can clearly track what is taking place.
This service is available on -
- sports events
Find out more about audio description here (Opens in a new window)
There are many ways that technology can help you stay connected and independent if you have sight loss. Computers screens can be adapted to make them easier to read or to talk aloud; books are available in different formats such as large print, braille and audio; television programmes can be audio-described so that you hear what is happening on screen; and talking phones or phones with large buttons may be easier to use if you can’t see well.
You can find out about how technology can help you and how to adapt existing technology to make it more accessible, on via –
BBC’s My web my way website (Opens in a new window)
RNIB’s Information for everyday living pages (Opens in a new window)