Featured Member - RNIB Northern Ireland
If you’re blind or partially sighted, or supporting someone who has sight loss, our wide range of practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.
Whether you need advice on keeping your job, technology to help you do everyday tasks, or simply someone who can help you come to terms with sight loss, we’re here for you.
How we can support you and your family
We provide emotional and practical support to individuals, and families of children and young people, throughout their sight loss journey.
We offer individual and group support to give you the practical skills, hints and tips to adjust to life with sight loss and access all the services you want in your local community.
“When I was diagnosed I felt lost. The simplest things like reading the time or using my phone had become an issue. RNIB’s Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO) was the first person I felt I could really open up to about my vision.
With help from RNIB I got involved in swimming, walking and history groups, and am now doing some technology training as I was finding it hard to see the computer screen. I got a tablet and can now email my family in South Africa, do my shopping online and even top up the electricity from the sofa!”
- Olga, aged 65, diagnosed with glaucoma at 39
Welfare rights advice
We offer a benefits check and advisory service for people with sight loss, providing support and information on the full range of social security benefits and other benefits or concessions.
Products and technology
We can advise you on the range of products and technology that can help you make the most of your life, and provide training through our Online Today project.
We provide specialist support and advice to help you find work or stay in your current job. We can also advise employers on how best to support their employees with sight loss.
Children, youth and families
We work with children and young people to increase their independence, confidence and skills through a wide range of programmes, activities and events.
“I was pretty shy all the way through school and didn’t really get involved in sport. Then I went on an RNIB youth residential and discovered I can actually do a lot more than I ever thought.
I’m now pursuing a career as an outdoor activities instructor with help from RNIB’s employment service!”
- Ryan, aged 20, born with congenital nystagmus
Volunteer with RNIB
We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities, from admin to peer support roles.
Join a strong, growing community bringing together everyone affected by sight loss, including friends, family and professionals. Keep in touch with things that are of interest and help to you in your local area and beyond.
RNIB’s Library is the largest in the UK for people with sight loss, with audio, Braille, digital, and giant print books for adults and children.
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