Listeners Pages

Useful web pages

Listed below are some links to web pages that may be of interest, ranging from books to advice and information.

Calibre Audio Library

Calibre Audio is a collection of over 11,500 audiobooks. Everyday 1,700 books are sent out to the members. Since 1974, Calibre Audio has brought the joy of audiobooks to anyone struggling to access print, so they can immerse themselves in wonderful stories, memorable biographies or travel the world in their mind.

Telephone: 01296 432 339
Email: [email protected]


RNIB (Talking Books)

RNIB Talking Books service is free. Giving access to over 31,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children. Talking Books has been one of the most loved services for more than eight decades, and now offers more formats and titles than ever before.

Choose to receive books on DAISY CD (one book per disc) or USB stick (three books per stick). Talking Books are also available by digital download, and there is a range of titles available to buy from the online shop.

Telephone: 0303 123 9999
Email: [email protected]


Talking News Federation

The Talking News Federation is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK. The Federation was formed specifically to provide information, guidance and help to local Talking Newspapers across the UK; to help Talking Newspapers provide a comprehensive local news service to blind and partially sighted people; to provide people with information and contact details; to campaign at a National level on related issues on behalf of local Talking Newspapers.

Telephone: 01793 497555
Email: [email protected]

Ableize

Ableize is the largest and most viewed UK disability, special needs and mobility website on the net. There are 460 plus categories with everything from mobility and daily living aids through to support, disability sports, arts, access and travel, accessible holidays, education, care providers and a whole range of social and fun clubs and groups near you. 


British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport logo

British Blind Sport prides itself on making a visible difference through sport as  taking the first step into participating in a sporting or recreational activity can change lives for the better.

British Blind Sport help blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. Adults and children are encouraged to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.

Telephone: 01926 424247
Email: [email protected]


City Sights

City Sights has been designed to provide a service to aid blind and sight impaired people access the city, with the help of a trained volunteer as their guide. The guide will be “matched” to the person if possible in terms of age and interests.

The service can be used to assist with shopping, accessing entertainment facilities, going for coffee, visiting attractions and many other activities which require assistance to get there and get around.

Telephone: 01392 494001
Email: [email protected]


Exeter And East Devon Sports Association For The Disabled

Provides sport and social activities for disabled people and their families and friends.

Telephone: 01395 271763


Exmouth & District Community Transport

For people with special transport needs throughout the following East Devon parishes:- Exmouth, Lympstone, Exton, Woodbury, Woodbury Salterton, Colaton Raleigh,Newton Poppleford, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton and Yettington.

The following services are offered:-
a weekly ring and ride service, plus out-of-town shopping and lunch trips.
a health and well-being “Whizabout”service.

Telephone: 01395 266662


Revitalise

Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and carers. Their mission is to enable disabled people in the UK to access essential breaks with care, and provide inspirational opportunities for volunteers.

Telephone: 0303 3030145
Email: [email protected]


Royal Society for Blind Children

RSBC support parents to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to help guide their child through sight loss, via their national Family Support Service and Advice section.

We promote inclusive education and learning at all levels, from the residential further education facility, Dorton College, to the Employability course, which helps young blind people develop the skills to get into employment.

Telephone: 020 3198 0225
Email: [email protected]


Traveleyes

Traveleyes was founded in 2004 by the blind entrepreneur, Amar Latif. They are the world’s first commercial tour operator providing independent group travel for people who are blind or partially sighted. 

Telephone: 0113 834 6094


VocalEyes

Vocal eyes believe that blind and partially sighted people should have the best possible opportunities to experience and enjoy art and heritage.

Their mission is to increase those opportunities, make them as good as possible, and ensure that as many blind and partially sighted people as possible are aware of them, and that the arts and heritage sector know how to create them, and welcome blind and partially sighted people as a core audience.

Telephone: 020 7375 1043
Email: [email protected]


Whitestick Website

The whitestick.co.uk website is designed for ease of use and to offer guidance to any visually impaired web user to give them the ability to go out and try something new in the information technology world.

Email: [email protected]

Action East Devon

Action East Devon is the leading local charity working with people and organisations of East Devon to create the services and support they need to live happier and healthier lives.

Telephone: 01404 549 045
Email: [email protected]


Age Concern Exmouth

Age Concern Exmouth strive to help older people live life to the full with dignity and respect. 

Telephone: 01395 271 242
Email: [email protected]


Exmouth Council Of Voluntary Service

EDVC is a voluntary organisation which caters for the needs of the elderly primarily in the East Devon area of Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. It offers volunteers to sit with the elderly and those in need. Help with DIY and gardening and a car service for hospital and medical checks. Help with paperwork and form filing etc.

Telephone: 01395 266062
Email: [email protected]


Macular Society

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with 300 people diagnosed every day. It steals your sight, your confidence, and your ability to do the things you love. 

Macular Society Vision: To end macular disease. Macular Society Mission: Beating the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support.

Exmouth Support Group meetings – 1st Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12pm. R.A.F.A. Headquarters, Wings Bar, 33/35 Imperial Road, EXMOUTH. EX8 1DB

Budleigh Salterton Affiliated Support Group meetings – Meets every other months on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month. Refreshments from 10am Meeting starts 1030am to 12.30. Please check with Group leader for meeting dates. Health & Wellbeing Hub, Budleigh Salterton Hospital, East Budleigh Road, BUDLEIGH SALTERTON. EX9 6HF

Telephone: 0300 3030 111
Email: [email protected]

Carers & Disability Benefits – GOV.UK

For information about carers and disability benefits. Help for disabilities including Personal Independence Payment, Carer’s Allowance, and Employment and Support Allowance.


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advicec give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. The network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

Telephone: 03444 111 444


Infosound

Infosound is a free and impartial information service for vision-impaired (blind and partially-sighted) people in Great Britain. They cover any subject that deals with the practical aspects of living with sight loss.

They continuously broadcast information around the clock and also provide an on-demand service where individual audio features can be selected and heard. 

Telephone: 03000 111 555
Email: [email protected]


NHS (Devon)

NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the local headquarters for the NHS in Devon.

NHS Devon are the organisation responsible for planning, commissioning (or buying) and developing healthcare services for the 1.2 million people who live in Devon.

The CCG is a membership body, made up of all the GP practices in Devon. They are led by a governing body of healthcare professionals – including local GPs, nurses, consultants and lay members – who ensure that they commission safe and effective healthcare services, within the budget.

Telephone: 01392 205 205
Email: [email protected]


Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. Sense believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Telephone: 0300 330 9250
Email: [email protected]

British Wireless for the Blind Fund

Launched in 1928, British Wireless for the Blind Fund have been providing radios to visually impaired people for 90 years. They provide a personal service to each individual who receives a new set.

By providing the equipment on a free loan to those who are unable to afford a specially adapted radio, they help improve the daily lives of visually impaired people.

Telephone: 01622 754757
Email: [email protected]


Cobolt Systems Ltd

Cobalt Systems are a U.K. based company specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of innovative aids for the blind and partially sighted.
They have a printed catalogue with photographs of the complete range of products.

Telephone: 01493 700172
Email: [email protected]


Devon County Council

Devon Sensory Team provides support and advice to people who: are visually impaired, are Deaf, have an acquired hearing loss, are deafblind (sometimes known as a dual sensory impairment – a significant combination of hearing and sight loss).

Telephone: 0345 155 1007
Email: [email protected]


GuideDogs

Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss.

They provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help people with sight loss live actively, independently and well.

Exeter Mobility Team: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 201430204
Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0118 983 5555


Research Institute for Disabled Consumers

The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is a UK charity providing independent research for disabled and older consumers. The information is unbiased.

Telephone: 020 7427 2460
Email: [email protected]


Vision UK

Vision UK is the independent partnership organisation which works for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people, their communities and the general population, including those at risk of sight loss. They work with national and regional organisations in the eye health and sight loss sector, and beyond.

Telephone: 07811 413554
Email: [email protected]