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RNIB Helpline

If you have a question about living with sight loss, no matter how big or small, we’re here to offer support. You can call us on 0303 123 9999 anytime from 8am-8pm on weekdays and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

A Helpline Adviser wearing a headset in front of computer screen.

Calls to our Helpline cost no more than a standard rate call to 01 or 02 numbers and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. The price of calls varies between different service providers, including between landline and mobile companies. Please note that we record all our calls for training and quality purposes. All calls are treated in confidence.

You can get in touch with us on 0303 123 9999, email [email protected] or say: “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline” to an Alexa-enabled device. You can also ask us a question using our contact form.

RNIB Info Line – Information that talks

If you would like to hear helpful information on sight loss when our Helpline is closed, call the RNIB Info Line on 0203 432 1488 at any time of the day. It's a recorded information service created for people wanting to know more about sight loss. With our Info Line, you can access spoken information without having to wait in line for an adviser.

If English isn't your first language

We can arrange for interpreting services over the phone, quickly in over 200 languages, so please don’t hesitate in reaching out to us even if English isn’t your first language.

“I rang up RNIB Helpline - and I haven't looked back ever since. They talked with me a lot - and without them, I don't know what I would have done.”

Permjit Bhachu

Ask Alexa

You can now ask Alexa to call our Helpline without needing to touch your phone or pairing it to your device. Just say: “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline”. You can read more about how this service works and why we introduced it.

Text relay service

If you have hearing loss, speech difficulties or are Deafblind, you may find it easier to contact our Helpline using a text relay service called Relay UK. It can read aloud your written responses or type your spoken responses.

You can access the Relay UK service via an app on your smartphone or tablet, or through a Textphone (also known as a Minicom or Uniphone).

If you’d like to contact our Helpline using a Textphone, please call 18001 0303 123 9999.

Living with sight loss

Our Living with sight loss page can answer queries on a wide range of topics ranging from your eye condition, living with sight loss, benefits, education and much more.

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