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Becoming a 'Sightloss friendly' fellowship

We're pleased to have registered as a church to say that we are proactive in supporting people with visual impairments.

This is not going to happen overnight, it takes time, energy and commitment and it will take some time to find the best ways to support people.

Already we have the weekly notices available in an electronic form that can be easily read by automatic "voice-over" on a mobile. We've ordered several large-print Bibles - please ask if you would like one to use in the service.

So what else can we do for a visually impaired person?

For example, we have so far helped a member of our fellowship buy an iPhone, set up a SIM contract, then set accessibility options on the phone, so now it will answer automatically and with training the person can make phone calls and send and read emails.

Additionally we've sorted a new TV/Broadband contact with a significant saving of several hundred pounds a year. It's very easy for people with special needs to overpay on these types of contracts.

How can I find out more?

For more information and if you know of anyone who would benefit with our help, or if you would like to be involved in supporting this new initiative, please see our Minister or the Deacons.

Find out more about supporting the visually impaired at www.torchtrust.org