Wiltshire Sight is an independent charity supporting people living with sight loss in Wiltshire and Swindon. We assist more than 2,500 people of all ages, as well as their families and carers.

We offer information, advice and guidance, as well as giving people practical and emotional support to help them in their daily lives. We have a fully equipped resource centre at St Lucy’s in Devizes, offering state-of-the-art assistive technology products and low vision aids.

Why not visit our centre to find out more or give us a call for more information. You can also sign up to our newsletter for regular updates.

Wiltshire Sight do not charge for their services and receive no statutory funding. Therefore, if you like what we do, please consider making a donation – click here – that will enable us to continue to support the growing number of people with sight loss in Wiltshire.

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For sale

Communiclock Communiclock
Talking clock, automatically sets and adjusts time, volume adjust on the side, five alarms, natural male English voice. Battery or mains powered.
Starter Pack Starter Pack
Available to buy at the centre in Devizes
£20.00
We have created a resource pack which includes:
– 1 x Liquid Level Indicator – Place the gadget on the side of your cup when it is full a series of beeps indicates the cup is full (mug not included)
– 10 x Bumpons – to mark cookers, microwaves, remote control heating and thermostats setting
– 1 x Day-Glo orange tape – self-adhesive tape to mark edges in the home or office
– 1 x high visiblelapel badge with pin fastening, black on yellow
– 1 x Flash card black on yellow
Liquid Level Indicator Liquid Level Indicator Yellow
Liquid level indicator, alerts you when your cup is full by vibrating or an audible alarm. Features magnets for easy storage on your fridge. Battery included.
Portable Rechargeable Folding LED light Portable Rechargeable Folding LED light
The 18 LED lights and built in battery never need replacing, gives 8 hours use when fully charged. Two brightness settings, can be charged via USB or mains.

Living with Failing Sight – DVD’s sent out on request

Living with Failing SightAs part of Wiltshire Sight early intervention we can support many people with a DVD about Living with Failing Sight, this can be supported with your families and carers. The DVD will enable you with information, services and equipment.

For more information or to order please call us on 01380 723682.
 

DolphinOptelec

Sight & Sound

Enhanced VisionSynapptic

Wiltshire Sight have equipment from the above organisations available for demonstration at St Lucy’s Sight Centre.

 

Latest News & Events

OrCam Experience

OrCam is a wearable smart camera that can read text and recognise faces, to benefit people who are visually impaired. Melissa Sansum tried out the device at the Macular Group meeting, held monthly at Wiltshire Sight and wrote an article about her experience and thoughts. This can be read here.

Gloucestershire Growlers

This visually impaired cricket team are based in Cheltenham and offer funding towards travel costs. Contact Ed Hastings on 07849 615729 for more details.

How to Make Home Adjustments for the Visually Impaired

We have a new featured guest article by Jackie Waters highlighting home adjustments that can be made to support someone living with sight loss.

Read it here.

Sensory Play Resource Centre

Join Wiltshire Sight’s Zoom Club for amazing free play sessions in the school holidays. Come along and have a look at our new sensory toys including instruments, books, lights and sensory walls.

Call 01380 726757 for more information.

Wiltshire Sight Newsletter June 2017

The Wiltshire Sight Newsletter for June is now available and can be read and downloaded on the newsletters page.

Upcoming peer support and information sessions

A peer support and information sessions is coming up this July:
Trowbridge, 19th July, 10am – 2pm
Corsham, 25th July, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Click the posters below and visit the peer support and information sessions page for more information.

Devizes Macular Support Group

The Devizes Macular Support Group meets on the last Thursday of each month (excluding December) from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Wiltshire Sight. The meetings are open to anyone affected by central vision loss. carers are welcome too.

For further details plaes call 01264 321963.

Handy Hints Booklet

Handy Hints BookletThis booklet is filled with hints on everything from gardening to travel, all tailored specifically to make the lives of people with sight loss easier.
Read our new Handy Hints booklet

Look out for sight ambassadors wanted

We are looking for people aged 18-65 living in Wiltshire, Swindon or Gloucester who is looking to gain new skills whilst supporting those with sight loss. We particularly welcome applications from people living with sight loss and can offer additional expenses and benefits.

Find out more here.

Handy Hints to Fundraise

Wiltshire Sight has released a new guide to fundraising. You can download it here and on the fundraising page.

 

Low Vision Aids

We now have a selection of low vision aids that we are able to sell directly to you. So, if you need any items to assist you around the home or when you are out and about we can help. We have a range of kitchen aids, lighting products, talking clocks, writing and computer aids to name but a few. You can see what’s on offer in the Resources section of this website.