Advice for parents and carers - visual impairment

Please see below links to a variety of organisations that support children and young people with visual impairments.


  • Advice regarding eye conditions
  • Benefits and support entitlements
  • Technology
  • Health, social and educational advice for parents and professionals

RNIB Bookshare

  • Online book service for blind or partially sighted children and adults. If you would like a personal login please contact your QTVI.

Clear Vision

  • Postal lending library of children’s books designed to be shared by visually impaired and sighted children and adults.


  • National charity that offers activities and support for children and families.
  • Provides grants to support the purchase of equipment to aid a child with a visual impairment.

Guide Dogs

  • Provide a range of services and activities to promote independence and mobility. This is not just a service for those who have or need a guide dog.

British Blind Sport

  • A charity providing and promoting opportunities for blind and partially sighted children and adults to access, participate and compete in sport.

Royal Society for Blind Children

  • A charity who provide a range of services across England and Wales for blind and partially sighted children and young people, their families, and the professionals who work alongside them.


  • A charity providing specialist support, accommodation and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss.