Welcome to RNIB Northern Ireland’s Resource Centre
View, try and buy from RNIB NI's extensive range of products, all designed to support you to live independently whether your blind, partially sighted or live with any degree of sight loss. We offer peace of mind with up to 30 days to return an item if it is not suitable.
Monday through Thursday: 9am to 4pm
Friday only: 9am to 3pm
All products for sale in the Resource Centre are especially designed to assist you if you’re blind or partially sighted.
Many everyday living tasks can be made more accessible - tasks that many people take for granted, such as:
Using a computer
Making a phone call
or just getting out and about.
Our dedicated team of experts in the Resource Centre are here to advise you on our products. They can provide guidance and instructions for use, and set many items so they are ready to use when you get home.
RNIB highly recommend going to your low vision clinic for a full assessment if you think you need a new magnifier. However, we can now sell magnifiers up to strength x6. A simple eye test exercise can quickly estimate your required strength. A new range of magnifiers is available to try in the Resource Centre in Belfast.
Resource Centre staff can provide product demonstrations and/or service information sessions to social groups and societies throughout the region on their own premises.
These talks are always well received and give a chance to get hands on with the products for those who perhaps could not otherwise make it to the RNIB NI Resource Centre.
We also welcome visits from groups or social clubs who wish to visit in the evening. Just call or email to arrange a visit.
Through our Online Today project we offer free technology training sessions to people with sight loss. Our professional staff can help you get to know the latest technologies such as tablet computers, eBook readers and smartphones.
We're currently running introductory sessions and training courses in various locations all around Northern Ireland. These services are extremely popular so booking is essential for all courses and events.