Sight loss service visits the town

Action for Blind People’s pioneering mobile Sight Loss Information Service packed with the latest aids, equipment and specialist advice for blind and partially sighted people will be visiting Forfar, Brechin, Arbroath, Carnoustie and Montrose in September.

The mobile Sight Loss Information Service, run by national charity Action for Blind People, will open its doors to people interested in or affected by visual impairment.

Staffed by a friendly and knowledgeable team, the mobile carries the latest technology and gadgets to improve daily life. From vibrating bank note detectors to talking microwaves and tin lids, staff on the unit offer impartial, practical advice and support.

Jean Slater, Action for Blind People’s Sight Loss Information Service, said: “Everybody is welcome to come along to visit us on the mobile.

“Whether you are visually impaired or know somebody who may be having problems with their sight, please pay us a visit and pick up information or ask us questions.

“Visitors can try out a wide range of daily living aids or the latest computer and magnification technology.”

The Mobile Itinerary: Tuesday, September 4 - 10am to 12 noon, The Piazza, High Street, Montrose; 2pm to 4pm, Co-op Superstore, Trinity Road, Brechin; Wednesday, September 5 - 10am to 12 noon, Applegate, Arbroath; 2pm to 4pm, The Co-operative, Carnoustie; Thursday, September 6 - 10am to 4pm, ASDA Superstore, Forfar.

If you are unable to visit the Sight Loss Information Service but have a query please contact Action for Blind People at or through the RNIB Helpline 0303 123 9999 and they will be pleased to help.