Sight loss service comes to town

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A PIONEERING sight loss service will visit Clitheroe next week.

Action for Blind People’s mobile Sight Loss Information Service, packed with the latest aids, equipment and specialist advice for blind and partially sighted people, is coming to town at the invitation of the Ribble Valley VI Group.

It will be parked on Booths car park, near to the Platform Gallery, next Tuesday, October 11th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Run by national charity Action for Blind People, the mobile unit 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 from 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.”

If you can’t get to Clitheroe on Tuesday, the unit will also be in Blackburn the following day (Wednesday October 12th), parked on King William Street near the Marks and Spencer store, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anyone unable to visit the Sight Loss Information Service but with a query can contact Action for Blind People online at or by phoning the RNIB Helpline on 0303 1239999.