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RNIB Northern Ireland

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We’re RNIB Northern Ireland, a leading sight loss charity and largest community of blind and sighted people.

We recognise everyone’s unique experience of sight loss and offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people and their families – this can be anything from practical advice, emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and the products we offer on online.

National Eye Health Week in Belfast
Charlene Brunty, RNIB NI, with Stephen Meldrum, President of the Northern Ireland Hotel's Federation and Jon Wade, Concierge, Grand Central Hotel, Belfast. This hotel was one of hundreds that circulated RNIB’s best practice guidance to ensure the needs of its blind and partially sighted guests were being met.

How we help blind and partially sighted people and their families

RNIB’s Children, Young People and Families Team’s Shape and Share event at Galgorm.

Support at the point of diagnosis is provided by RNIB’s Eye Care Liaison Officers (ECLOs) across all Health Trust areas.  They offer emotional and practical support for people with sight loss, their families and carers, and they can also refer into our counselling and peer support services.

RNIB Connect is a large diverse community led by blind and partially sighted people who share information, have fun and drive change.

Sight Loss Advice Service provides information on eye conditions, advice on sight loss registration, welfare rights, housing, education and employment.

Reading services, RNIB’s Library offers newspapers, magazines and books in Braille, large print and audio.

Independent living products help people with sight loss to live independently and enjoy everyday activities. Products are available here: or by calling our Helpline.

Technology Services can help people with sight loss get online, use smartphones, laptops and e-readers. We also offer means tested grants to purchase technology.

Children, Young People and Families service provides specialist services for blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families.

Bookshare provides curriculum relevant textbooks in various formats for blind and partially sighted pupils at the same time as their sighted peers.

Campaigning for change on issues affecting people with sight loss.

Giants Causeway viewed through sight loss condition retinitis pigmentosa (RP) overlay

Anyone can access our services by contacting RNIB’s Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or or by visiting us online here:

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Or go to our facebook page at

Registered charity in England and Wales (no. 226227), Scotland (no. SC039316) and the Isle of Man (no. 1226). Also operating in Northern Ireland. A company incorporated by Royal Charter. Registered in England and Wales (no. RC000500). Registered office 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE

Titanic Museum viewed through the sight loss condition Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) overlay

Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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