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Living with sight loss

A young woman walking down the steps outside her front door using a cane and smiling.
A young woman walking down the steps outside her front door using a cane and smiling.
If you're affected by sight loss, we're here for you. Through our Sight Loss Advice Service, RNIB offers support to blind and partially sighted people across the UK. We can help you to find the right assistive technology, support you in education and work, access financial help and much more. We're here to help you live the life you want.

In this section

Assistive aids and technology

At RNIB, we believe in the power of technology to assist people with sight loss to be independent, access information, grasp opportunities and to b​e creativ​e. We have lots of information to help you whether you are starting out or want more in depth help.

Money and benefits

If you're blind or partially sighted, there are benefits and assistance available to make life easier. We can help you check what benefits, concessions and grants you could be entitled to. We also have tips on how to manage your finances independently.

Education and learning tools for visually impaired children

Find information on education for blind and partially sighted people from kindergarten to school and beyond, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Employment and Equality

This navigation page signposts employees to our resources to help find employment or stay in their current job after a sight loss diagnosis.

Supporting others

Find out how you can support friends, family and loved ones who have been diagnosed with sight loss. If you're a carer, parent or guardian there are benefits

Independent living

Discover how the right equipment and support can help you live independently in your home when you are blind or partially sighted and continue your daily life

Community connection and wellbeing

Discover opportunities to connect and share experiences with other blind and partially sighted people. You can also find advice on how to look after your wellbeing.

Resource guides from RNIB

The RNIB 'series' guides are designed to provide you with the information and support you need to face the future with confidence.

Share your story

Your story, along with hundreds of other people’s stories - could help raise awareness of sight loss and what it is really like to be blind or partially sighted. By sharing your story, you’ll also be supporting RNIB and the important work we do.