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Useful Organisations

Ace Centre | Charity specialising in AAC & Assistive

Amber Trust
Providing musical opportunities for blind and partially sighted children, and children with more complex needs

Calibre Audio
Calibre Audio has brought the joy of audiobooks to anyone struggling to access print

Clear Vision Project
A postal lending library of children’s books in print and braille, and tactile books

Cue and review
Helping blind and partially sighted people access printed copies, based in Scotland

The CVI Society
Support families directly and deliver awareness raising and training sessions

Family Fund (Helping Disabled Children)
Providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people

Guide Dogs
Training guide dogs for blind and partially sighted people

Guide Dogs custom eyes books
Providing large print children's books, with over 4,200 large print books available

Henshaw’s Society for the Blind
Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations

KIDS Mediation Service
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Service

Little Bear Sees
The goal of the foundation is to provide families in need with the information, products and tools to help their children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) learn to see

Living Paintings
Free postal library of Touch to See books provide access to the visual world for blind and partially sighted children and adults

Supporting young visually impaired people and their families to thrive, through mentoring, transformational events, youth forums and parent support groups

National Blind Children’s Society
Offers a range of services including emotional support and practical advice for families, opportunities for children and young people to build confidence and skills through activities, and a specialist further education college

Noah's Art
To utilise the benefits of the human-animal bond to improve mental health and wellbeing in Greater Manchester

Nystagmus Network
The Nystagmus Network provides support and information, raises awareness and funds research

Our Kids Eyes
We apply for funding to enable us to organise clubs, activities, discos & trips. We provide confidential advice and support for parents on a whole range of subjects

Pathfinder Dogs
Raising and training German Shepherds as guides to blind people in the UK. For 18 years and older

Paths to Literacy
This website is a collaboration between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

Peeps is a only UK charity dedicated to supporting those affected by hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

Peer Mentoring Projects for VI Young People – Look UK
Look support young visually impaired people and their families to thrive. They do this through mentoring, transformational events, youth forums and parent support groups.

RNIB Bookshare
RNIB Bookshare supports learners with a print disability to access the curriculum

RNIB Library
Online library catalogue, 22,000 Braille books, over 30,000 talking books, more than 12,000 Music titles, personalised support, radio programme called “Read On”

Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
One of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people
Scottish Sensory Centre
We engage in research into the issues that affect children with sensory impairments and the professionals who work with them. We also provide an information service comprising a postal lending library, information searches and online resources
SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services)
KIDS is one of the leading providers of Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) which provide information, advice and support around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

We help people develop the skills to enjoy everyday things like having a conversation, enjoying friendships and living independently. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sight support West of England
Works across Bristol, Bath, N-E Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  We want timely and appropriate support services for people affected by sight loss.  And we want all blind and partially sighted people in the region to be able to lead active and fulfilled lives

The CVI Society (Changing perceptions of vision)
Our aim is to ensure that all affected by CVI at any stage of life, whether it is from birth or acquired later, are able to access the support needed for them to thrive and be happy

National charity that provides support to children and young adults from 0 to 29 who are blind or partially sighted and their families

Wonder Baby
Dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities. Database of articles written by parents who want to share with others what they’ve learned about playing with and teaching a blind child