Information and advice

Whether you are looking for more information on technology to help you, tips on looking after your guide dog, or support for your family, we have provided information and advice on an array of topics to answer your queries about living with sight loss.

In this section...

Find out more about how technology can enhance your life, from complex sound-based technology to iPhone accessibility features.

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We’ve created a range of ‘hints and tips’ to support your independence and well-being, for both outdoors and indoors.

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From finding the right nursery to extra support at university, we’re here to help your child move smoothly through every stage of their education.

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Here you can find information to help you continue developing and maintaining your independence, and ways to enhance your day to day life skills.

Playing with sensory toys and apps will help improve your child's social, emotional and technological skills. Find out how we can help you choose and fund what your child needs.

Our trained and experienced family support officers are able to provide practical advice and emotional support from the moment your child is diagnosed with a vision impairment.

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From safely navigating doorways to climbing stairs, our series of videos offer a quick introduction to sighted guiding skills.

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Here you can find advice from our experts on looking after your dog, from keeping them healthy to helping them adjust to a new arrival in the family.

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Whether you're planning a big trip or just your daily commute, here are some key resources on travelling with your assistance dog.


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