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Aids & Equipment

We stock a wide range of aids and equipment designed to make life with sight loss a little easier.

At the Northampton Sight Centre in Kingsthorpe, we offer advice, information and product demonstrations enabling you to “try before you buy”.

You will find a range of small and inexpensive solutions such as a liquid level indicator that can assist you on making a hot drink, to more expensive electronic solutions such as a talking scanner for documents. All of the items we sell can greatly improve your independence and are sourced from a variety of leading suppliers.

Although we can’t stock everything, our friendly team are able to order in special requests from suppliers (within reason) and give you an unbiased opinion.

We also have a specially adapted vehicle that is our Mobile Sight Centre which travels the county parking-up at central locations for your convenience. You can just drop in to visit us – no need to book an appointment!

What do we stock?

  • Clocks and watches – talking and/or easy-to-see
  • Reading aids
  • Magnifiers – traditional and electronic magnifiers
  • Lighting – mains operated or battery task lamps, daylight bulbs
  • Telephones – big button landline phones and mobiles
  • Home and Kitchen – talking scales, healthcare items, labelling devices and voice recorders
  • Big Print – address books, diaries/calendars, games (dominoes/playing cards)
  • Canes and mobility – walking sticks, eye shields and sunglasses
We are also your local agents for distributing  British Wireless for the Blind Fund’s (BWFB) easy to use audio equipment. The high quality audio equipment has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss and the national charity offers a range of sets to meet different needs. To find out more about the range on offer – and to find out if you qualify to receive one on free permanent loan from   NAB – contact Alison in our Resource Centre. If you would like to find out more contact Allison on 01604 719193.

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For more than 100 years we have been working with blind and partially sighted people throughout Northamptonshire helping thousands of individuals transform their lives.