Useful Links


Organisations for Sight Impaired People


Blind And Sight Impaired Society. Supporting those affected by sight loss in Essex


Specialised recordings for the blind and partially sighted


Royal National Institute for Blind People

Essex Sight

Essex Blind Charity (incorporating Essex Voluntary Association for the Blind) has been caring for the blind and visually impaired of Essex since the 1920s.

Guide Dogs

Provides guide dogs to blind and partially sighted people to allow them enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else.


National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children


The Royal London Society for the Blind


UK postal lending library of children's books with added Braille

Talking News Federation

Information and lists of all the Talking Newspapers and Magazines in the UK

Local Newspapers

The Basildon Standard

The Echo

Billericay and Wickford Gazette