Communication Disorders Blindness and Visual Impairment in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Communication Disorders Blindness and Visual Impairment

The Accessible Friends Network

Voluntary group who use email, the internet, voice conferencing and other resources to improve the quality of life for blind and visually impaired people and their partners, by networking.

Aniridia Network UK

Offering support to patients with Aniridia and their families.

BBC Radio 4 - In Touch

Podcast with news, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted.

Blind in Business

A UK wide charity that helps fund blind and partially sighted students into employment through a range of training programmes.

Blind Sailing

Aims to help blind and partially sighted people sail at all levels. Includes a guide to their training and coaching, from beginner to competitive levels, events calendar, news, and contacts.

British Computer Association of the Blind

A charitable organisation providing training courses and guidance plus product advice to blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK.

British Council for the Prevention of Blindness

Registered charity which funds scientific research into blindness prevention and sight restoration.

The Eyecare Trust -

Offers eye care information and advice including treatments plus explains eye diseases, injuries and disabilities. EyecareTrust

Fight For Sight

Charity which funds research into the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disorders. Contains research news and fundraising information.

International Glaucoma Association

Up-to-date news and information about glaucoma plus how to get support. Includes a discussion forum.

Local Optical Committee Support Unit

Supports Local Optical Committees (LOCs) across England in developing local eye health services.


Formed by a group of parents with children with small formed eyes, known as microphthalmia. Offers advice and useful information plus contacts.

Macular Society

National charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. Provides free information and support to improve lives today and funds research.

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Presents patient information and details of eye care and eye disorders, from one of the world's leading eye hospitals.

National Eye Research Centre

UK charity which raises money to fund research into the causes of eye disease, the development of treatments and the prevention of blindness.

The Nystagmus Network

A self help organisation offering support and information to people with nystagmus. Includes a members forum.

Royal Blind

The world’s third foundation devoted to the welfare of blind people; includes a guide to their services for people with visual impairment and other disabilities, including their school, services for young adults, care home for older people, and the Scottish Braille Press.

RP Fighting Blindness

Known as the British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society. Learn about RP plus helpline and research details.


Provides a range of services and training to assist blind and visually impaired people to reach their full potential. Includes donation details and how they can assist.

Sightline Directory

Directory for services aimed at helping blind or partially sighted people.

St Paul's Eye Appeal

Eye charity supporting research in St Paul's Eye Hospital and Unit, Liverpool into the prevention of blindness caused by AMD, corneal scarring, diabetes, glaucoma, melanoma, PVR and malaria.

UK Keratoconus Self Help and Support Association

Provides information about the condition and treatment options, with factsheets, resources, and a forum.


An organisation supporting blind and visually impaired people in Glasgow and the West of Scotland for over 150 years; provides a guide to their programmes and services, information resources, local contacts, and how to support their work.

Vision 2020 UK

Umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between vision impairment organisations within the UK.


Provides information, services and support to around 6000 blind and visually impaired people in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland areas.

Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching And Research

Located at Birmingham University with details of research undertaken plus seminars and availabe courses.

Visually Impaired Children Taking Action

Offering a national support service to all parents with a visually impaired child.

Wales Council for the Blind

Campaigns, lobbies and supports blind and visually impaired people in both the workplace and society within Wales. Read articles, details of their work and current campaigns.

White Stick

Tom Lorimer provides a hand picked selection of links of interest to those with visual impairment.

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