Mobile sight loss service

Visually impaired people often feel isolated when they do not have access to information that can improve their lives. Action for Blind People believes that help should be available irrespective of where you live and aim to reach as many blind and partially sighted people as possible.

Mobile sight loss information bus

What is the mobile sight loss information service and what does it do?

Three mobile sight loss resource vehicles travel to locations throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Visitors can try for themselves the latest technology and gadgets intended to improve daily life for blind and partially sighted people.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team are on hand to demonstrate equipment and products, and to offer free and impartial advice on sight loss.

Where is the mobile visiting?

To find out where the mobile is visiting over the next few months please visit our mobile calendar.

Who do they visit?

Social service sensory teams, libraries and local societies for the blind and partially sighted are among the organisations which invite us to over 200 different venues each year such as town centres, shopping centres and conferences.

If you are a local or national service provider, Action for Blind People's free and impartial service can help you to reach and support your clients.

Working in partnership with local organisations is vital to the success of any visit by the mobile sight loss information service and we look to support your valuable work by having you join us on the mobile to provide advice on services available locally.

The mobile sight loss information service always attracts a great deal of attention, so you can use it to promote your organisation.

As part of our Schools in Action scheme we also visit schools providing an interactive and fun visual awareness programme to complement Key Stage 2. 

"Thank you for visiting York and making our staff feel welcome whilst working alongside you. We feel that the visit was a huge success and received very positive feedback from the visually impaired people who visited the mobile sight loss unit.Thank you once again and we look forward to working with you in the future."
York Blind and Partially Sighted Society.

What will I find on the mobile?

A whole range of practical advice is available on the mobile from our friendly and knowledgeable staff who will be able to demonstrate the latest low vision equipment and answer any questions you may have.

More information about what you will find on the mobile.

Where to get help

For more information about the mobile sight loss information service please contact us.

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