York Blind and Partially Sighted Society (YBPSS)

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  • Address: Rougier House, 5 Rougier Street, York, YO1 6HZ
  • Tel:01904 636 269
  • Fax:01904 671 154
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Web:www.ybpss.org
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 10am - 3pm
    • Tuesday 10am - 3pm
    • Wednesday 10am - 3pm
    • Thursday 10am - 3pm

    Drop in Monday - Thursday. Appointments only on Fridays, 9.15am - 2.45pm.

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Organisation details


The Society aims to promote the independence of blind and partially sighted people through a range of services and facilities including:

- an Equipment and Information Centre
- Low Vision Assessment and Information
- Volunteer Home Visiting Service
- Hospital information service at York District Hospital Eye Clinic
- Activities and social groups (groups based around books, exercise, walking, memories, museums and theatre)
- Computer training on software (Guide, SuperNova and JAWS) as well as introductory training that covers keyboard skills, mouse skills, basic email, word-processing and internet access
- Quarterly newsletter in large print, tape, CD, braille and email
- Counselling service
- Macular Disease support group

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Hospital information
  • Community eye care
  • Low vision services
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Other sports
  • Support groups
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Mobility training
  • Learning braille
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Book clubs
  • Eye health advice

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  • This organisation was verified on 21 March 2018