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This page contains links to various charities who share the common theme of helping people with sight problems.

Small Charities Coalition

The Small Charities Coalition exists to make life easier for small charities. Founded in 2008, we currently have over 9,000 UK-wide members and have made it our mission to provide them with relevant support and make their voices heard.

Our website is

Kings Access Technology

Kings Access Technology is very much involved in assisting many TNs in the transition to digital production. We are available to help with every stage from the initial planning to installation and staff training. We can supply everything needed for the changeover at competitive prices, including our own KARDS recording programme and our increasingly popular Sceptre Speakers. We also service cassette copiers and will continue making audio cassettes as long as materials are available.

You can contact us or on 01935 411322. Our website is

ICB Group UK

ICB are the insurance brokers who research and manage the insurance policies for our membership. We are extremely grateful to them for their help and support. Contact details: Redhill Office, Forum House, 41 - 51 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6YS Tel: 020 8290 6900

For more information about the services they provide please visit:

British Wireless for the Blind Fund

BWBF has been supplying specially adapted radio equipment to registered blind and partially sighted people for over 80 years.  We keep up to date with technology and supply Duet 2 (DAB/FM), Concerto 2 (DAB/FM) with cassette/CD/USB/SD and Sonata (Internet Radio/Audio Player).  Any of these sets may be supplied on free loan to those who fall within our criteria.  Call us on 01622 754757 or visit our website at

Calibre Audio Library

Calibre Audio Library brings the joy of reading to people who have sight problems, dyslexia or have a disability that prevent them from accessing print. We offer nearly 11,000 fiction and non-fiction, recorded unabridged audio books through a subscription-free national postal and internet service. The Calibre website, provides details of all our services.

Calibre Audio Library is a registered charity no. 286614

Graff Digital Copies

As a UK manufacturer Graff have been supplying duplicating, recording and playback equipment along with advice and support to Talking Newspapers for over 30 years.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss individual requirements for whatever audio format your Talking Newspaper requires; ie. Cassette, CD, Memory Stick etc.  Most of our products for TNs include a 2 year warranty and have full engineering support from our Newark Office.

If it's simple, straightforward advice you require, please contact us at:

GRAFF DIGITAL COPIERS, 27 Woodhill Road, Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 7NR

 Email:   Website:

Macular Society

The Macular Disease Society is a national charity that aims to build confidence and independence for people with central vision loss; It is the only UK charity dedicated to helping people with macular disease and seeking a cure.

Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK believes that no one who has served their country should have to battle blindness alone; All blind veterans should have access to the finest quality of services to help them discover a life beyond sight loss.

Living Paintings

The Living Paintings free library supports blind and partially sighted adults, children and young people.  The books contain tatcile images and audio soundtracks that guide the fingers and describe the images in detail.


VocalEyes is a nationwide company providing access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people through both live and recorded audio despcription.  Please contact VocalEyes if you would like to find out more about audio described theatre performances, availability of audio description at museums, galleries and heritage sites and to sign up to receive their free Newsletter.  The Newsletter is available in large print, Braille and on audio CD.  Full details of all VocalEyes described performances and events can be found on their website.

International Glaucoma Association

The IGA is the charity for people with glaucoma. We provide information, literature, advice and fund essential research to prevent unnecessary loss of sight through early detection, diagnosis and treatment. We also run campaigns to raise awareness of the need for regular eye health checks to detect the 300,000 estimated to be living with undetected glaucoma in the UK today.  Here is an IGA article script for local Talking Newspapers to download and use in their publications.

Retina UK

Retina UK supports people affected by inherited progressive sight loss and invests in medical research to ensue that people can lead a fulfilling life, now and in the future. Contact details: Wharf House, Stratford Rd. Buckingham. MK18 1TD. Tel:01280 821334. Email: Helpline 0845 123 2354. For more information visit