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Somerset Sight

Equipment and Advice

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Here at Somerset Sight we know that the right equipment and advice is crucial for you to retain your independence. A liquid level indicator can make the difference between making a hot drink safely and a bad scald.

The right magnification equipment can mean you can still read a local paper, look at photos, watch TV or continue with a hobby like craft or needlework. A white cane can mean being able to safely walk down your high street and negotiate your local shop.

There is a huge range of equipment on the market for sight impaired people which is why we pride ourselves on our free and impartial advice.

To ensure that as many people as possible in Somerset can access the equipment and advice they need we offer a Resource Shop at Northfield House, 51 Staplegrove Road, Taunton TA1 1DG which is open Monday – Friday 9am-4.30pm.

The shop is managed by Kate McCallum who has years of experience supporting visually impaired people in Somerset and is visually impaired herself.

At the Shop Kate can:

Somerset is a rural County and getting into Taunton is not always possible, so we can bring aids and equipment to you from our Mobile Advisory Service. The MAS is a specially adapted vehicle stocked with a range of equipment and resources. The vehicle visits over 40 locations across Somerset and is on the road around 200 days a year. Dates are prearranged and pre-advertised. To find out about when the vehicle is going to be in your areas please click here.

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