Top Tips

RNIB Volunteers’ Top 10 tips

Listed below are the things that the RNIB volunteers found to be helpful. We hope that they’ll be useful to you, too.

  1. Never be afraid to ask people for help.
  2. There is no question that is too small to ask.
  3. Don’t assume the first solution will be right for you. We’re all different. If it’s not working out, ask again, ask someone else and try something different.
  4. Talk to people who are facing, or who have faced, similar experiences.
  5. Find your local sight loss group. There is a lot that you can get out of it and a lot that you can give to it, too.
  6. Try to stay healthy and exercise regularly. Find out about how your local leisure centre can support you.
  7. Having a visit from a Rehabilitation Officer/Worker can really help.
  8. Don’t give up on your smartphone or your computer, as most have accessible features already built in. There are lots of packages available that enable everyone to use a computer, we are here to assist with your IT issues.
  9. Try equipment before you buy it. We can demonstrate some equipment as we have a resource centre.
  10. If you belonged to any organisations, societies or clubs before your sight loss, don’t give them up, and stay involved in the things that you enjoy.

Other Tips

The following link takes you to Henshaws Knowledge Village which has all manner of useful information and tips Knowledge Village.

The following link takes you to the RNIB Top Tips on staying healthy when you have a sight loss Keeping Healthy Tips.

The following link takes you to the RNIB Top Tips on cooking RNIB Cooking.

Local resources 

The following link is to Eye Wish Access Resources section which has fact sheets, downloadable information and useful insights to help you learn more about accessibility.

Eye Wish Access Resources