Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Blind & Partially Sighted

The Centre was the first of its type in the UK and was built with access for blind or partially sighted people in mind.

Externally, helpful lines and barriers guide people to the door. Inside, signs are in braille where possible and the centre has textured floor coverings to aid navigation.

Centre users can arrange an assessment of their visual needs with Falkirk Council or Stirling Council sensory teams. Falkirk and Stirling Council Sensory Services Team offers advice and guidance and assistance to adults and children with a visual impairment. We can provide; an assessment based on sight loss needs, appropriate equipment and training to help you regain independence and quality of life.

The sensory team can help determine the level of support a person needs to stay independent, recommending and supplying equipment. If needed, referrals to the Low Vision Clinic, run in partnership with NHS Forth Valley can be made.

We also have the RNIB Scotland Resource Area which contains a wide range of goods from speaking microwaves to electronic readers and large button telephones to try and buy.

RNIB Scotland also provides advice on remaining in or gaining employment, welfare questions and a transcription service.

We also offer a number of social groups and activities for visually impaired people from days out to IT classes. You can find a list of activities here.

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