The Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society Resource Centre is at Bradbury House in Louth. It is comprehensively equipped, stocking a wide range of equipment to help blind and partially sighted people. Our staff and clients have found it to be a useful aid for coping with everyday tasks.
Visitors to the Resource Centre often come with their partner, friend or family escort and they are welcome to participate in the experience. There are numerous items of equipment which can help people with a visual impairment.
Equipment available for partially sighted people
- Talking watches and clocks
- A range of coin holders, which help store and distinguish cash
- Simple signature guides which help with signing cheques and letters
- More sophisticated and expensive items of new technology which enable computers to speak, or for letters, books and magazines to be magnified, presenting easy reading on the screen
- Clocks and watches that speak the time and if need be, the date
- Cooking and healthy living aids such as talking kitchen scales and measuring utensils
- Personal weighing scales
- Pill organisers and personal timers
- Bump-ons, which are small adhesive rubber dots which are used as tactile markers to show by feel the temperature dial on the oven, or the on/off button on an item of equipment
- Anti-glare sunglasses
- Large print cards and board games and tactile dominoes
- A selection of task lighting
- Large button telephones which simply plug into an existing phone system
All visits to the Resource Centre need to be booked in advance so that adequate time can be allowed for your visit. It is open from Monday to Thursday, by appointment only. To arrange a visit telephone 01507 605604 or contact us via the website.