How can I find appliances or equipment that have been adapted for sight loss?

The Disabled Living Foundation's (DLF) Living Made Easy website has lots of information about daily living aids and equipment, including chairs, bathing equipment and walking aids. You can't buy products from the website, but you can compare prices and check impartial reviews:

Remap is a national charity that gives free tailor made equipment to disabled people. The tailor made equipment helps people to carry out essential daily tasks without having to ask for help, or helps them take part in leisure occupations or sports that would otherwise be impossible:

Further support

Your local council's social services department should be able to provide you with help and support with:

  • free rehabilitation including mobility training and life skills
  • personal care at home
  • domestic help
  • help with shopping
  • services in day centres
  • provision of equipment, aids and minor adaptations to the home
  • care in residential or nursing homes

Contact them and explain that you are blind or partially sighted, with other needs and would like an assessment. You can find your nearest social services on the Sightline Directory by entering your postcode and the search words 'social services'.

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