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Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

Address:
37 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 7BB
Tel:
01604 719 193
Opening Times:
Monday
9am - 4pm
Tuesday
9am - 4pm
Wednesday
9am - 4pm
Thursday
9am - 4pm
Friday
9am - 4pm

Kettering Sight Centre is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10.00am to 1pm.

Map for Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

Organisation details

An independent charity providing support to blind and partially sighted people in Northamptonshire. Services include:
- two Sight Centres, one in Northampton and one in Kettering, providing information and advice and equipment demonstrations
- a mobile Sight Centre
- a number of social groups, providing an opportunity to socialise
- Darsdale Residential Home
- Children and Family service provides practical advice, guidance and support to families
- hospital information points
- weekly 'Sound News' talking newspaper on tape
- regular organised events and trips - including a 4-day holiday
- agent for the British Wireless for the Blind Fund
- computer training and training in how to use magnification and screenreading software
- transcription service (braille, tape, disk and large print).

The Association also runs information desks at Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital.

Services offered:

  • Hospital information
  • Talking newspapers
  • Loan equipment
  • Trips and outings
  • Bowls
  • Home visiting
  • Community advice
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • etext transcription
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Supported housing

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This organisation was verified on 27 September 2016

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