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National Organisations

Below are some of the national organisations that offer valuable support to visually impaired people and their families.

The RNIB are one of the longest running charities dedicated to supporting people with vision impairment and their families. You can find information about different eye conditions, resources or equipment that might be useful, as well as local and national events.

Providing education advice, Custom Eyes Books, technology grants, family support, and Family Events around the country. In addition they provide Guide Dogs and Buddy Dogs for children and young people.

Amber Trust is focused around music, providing a family music service for babies and older children, music Awards for the purchase of equipment, lessons or software, assistance with attending musical events and opportunities to make music.

Providing Family Support, peer mentoring, online teens and youth forum also host LookFest, an accessible VI festival.

VICTA provide family activities, Children Events, grants, parent Support, Duke of Edinburgh support, loads of competitions, i-Strive Magazine for young people with VI and also run a student helpline.

Adventure Sports Activity Weekend Breaks and Holidays For Blind and Partially Sighted Children

The Outlook Trust is the only charity for blind and visually impaired children that organises and provides activity and residential breaks for blind, partially sighted children and young people with other disabilities.

For everyone who is involved in the education of deaf children, deafblind children and visually impaired children and young people, the young people themselves and their families.

We are funded by the Scottish Government to provide Career-Long Professional Learning opportunities to teachers and professionals, 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.

For those affected by Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) and their families and caregivers, the CVI Society provides useful information on the condition and offers advice and support .

The Trust focus primarily on supporting VI students moving into university or employment. They provide university help and advice through student support, Events and Networking, Resources for professionals and Information for children and families.

Eureka is an educational, interactive fun museum for children. It is currently closed to the public so the staff have made some educational videos with activities for you to try at home.