Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

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  • Address: 37 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 7BB
  • Tel:01604 719 193
  • Email: helpline@nab.org.uk
  • Web:www.nab.org.uk
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 9am - 4pm
    • Tuesday 9am - 4pm
    • Wednesday 9am - 4pm
    • Thursday 9am - 4pm
    • Friday 9am - 4pm

    Kettering Sight Centre is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10.00am to 1pm.

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An independent charity providing support to blind and partially sighted people in Northamptonshire. Services include:
- two Sight Centres, one in Northampton and one in Kettering, providing information and advice and equipment demonstrations
- a mobile Sight Centre
- a number of social groups, providing an opportunity to socialise
- Darsdale Residential Home
- Children and Family service provides practical advice, guidance and support to families
- hospital information points
- weekly 'Sound News' talking newspaper on tape
- regular organised events and trips - including a 4-day holiday
- agent for the British Wireless for the Blind Fund
- computer training and training in how to use magnification and screenreading software
- transcription service (braille, tape, disk and large print).

The Association also runs information desks at Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital.

Services offered:

  • Hospital information
  • Talking newspapers
  • Loan equipment
  • Trips and outings
  • Bowls
  • Home visiting
  • Community advice
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • etext transcription
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Supported housing

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  • This organisation was verified on 27 September 2016