Equipment/Service Providers

Below is information about companies and organisations that provide services and equipment to those with sight loss.  This is not an exhaustive list and those listed are based on recommendations and experience of our members.  If you have any suggestions please let us know.



Large range of products to help in all areas life.  Catalogues can be found online or by contacting them directly.

Tel: 0303 123 9999


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Cobolt Systems

A wide range of products for vision impaired to help in all areas of life.   Their catalogue is available online or by contacting them.

Address: Cobolt Systems, The Old Mill House, Mill Road, Reedham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 3TL

Tel: 01493-700172


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Edward Marcus Ltd.  (also known as IC-Online)

An experienced provider of various equipment and products designed for the vision impaired.  Catalogue can be found online or by contacting them.

Address: Unit 2 Mitchell’s Enterprise Centre, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8HR

Tel: 01226 764082


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Makes and designs electronic products specifically to aid vision impaired people.  These include video magnifiers, audio players, electronic mobility aids and other computer equipment.

Tel:  01933 415800


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British Wireless for the Blind

Specializes in radios, CD and other audio players that are specially adapted to the needs of the blind and partially sighted. People who are getting certain state benefits can get equipment from Wireless from the Blind free of charge. In our area application for free equipment should be made through one of the Powys County Council rehab officers.

Address: British Wireless for the Blind Fund, 10 Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5DZ

Tel: 01622 754757

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Electronic Aid Library

Run by the Disabled Living Foundation can loan equipment for you to try for free, though you may be expected to pay the return postage costs.

Tel: 020 7432 8007


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Calibre Audio Library

This is a lending library providing audio books.  The service is freem=, though there maybe an admin fee for joining the library.

Address: Calibre Audio Library, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 5XQ

Tel: 01296 432 339


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Listening Books

This is an audiobook library, to use this service you have to be a member and fees may be charged.

Address: Listening Books, 12 Lant Street, London SE1 1QH

Tel: 020 7407 9417


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Powys Talking Nespaper

This charity provides an audio publication of local newspapers in Powy

Address: The Armoury, Brook Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7NA

Tel: 01938 555432