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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

We can help you whether you're looking for employment or need support to stay in your job, if you are an employer with a colleague with sight loss or someone helping others to look for work.

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, we have information on the benefits you could be eligible for and how you can access support.

Independent living

Discover how the right equipment and support can help you live independently in your home. Sight loss doesn't mean you have to stop doing what you love, we can help you continue to enjoy leisure activities like reading and holidays.

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.