Waitrose Food CD for Christmas

This is an audio CD from Waitrose that has recipes for Christmas. The CD is free of charge and also free to post to anyone who has a vision loss. Telephone the society’s office on 01254 698683.


Smart reading is for people with macular conditions and includes stories, news articles and games. Each edition is in extra large print and is completely free of charge, if you would like to receive a copy telephone the society’s office on 01254 698683.

Office Update

The society’s office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm for visitors wanting advice about eye related concerns or to enquire about or try out equipment.

All visits are by appointment.

Telephone and email enquiries will be answered the same day or in response to a message left on the telephone. We continue to supply equipment and deliver locally when required.

To find out more about the Talking Newspaper and Magazine, our audio quarterly newsletter or anything else, please telephone our office on 01254 698683.

Thank you.

Vision Loss Support

The Society’s Vision Loss Support service continues to offer advice for people experiencing sight loss. Advice about appropriate equipment and also provides an opportunity for telephone consultation regarding eyesight.

The Society does not receive any Government or Council funding and so is dependent on donations, collections and legacies to maintain its work in supporting local blind and visually impaired people.

To find out more telephone 01254 698683.

Give As You Live


The society has signed up to the fundraising organisation Give as you Live for people who shop online and would like to donate to a charity.  The fundraiser makes it very easy for people who shop online to make a donation to Blackburn and District Blind Society without it costing them anything. The money the society receives helps to support local blind and visually impaired people.

Signing up is very easy, so if you would like to find out more and make Blackburn and District Blind Society your named charity, click on the link below.


Thank you in anticipation.

Spot Early Signs of Changes to Your Vision

Spot Early Signs of Changes to Your Vision.

If you suspect you vision has changed, if you experience more difficulty reading or recognising faces and detail, this could be an early indication of Macular Degeneration.

The society has a number of Amsler grid cards supplied by the Macular Society free of charge that will enable you to check for any signs of deterioration in your sight.

Macular degeneration is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK.  One of the first signs of Macular Degeneration is distortions in sight.  These handy Amsler grids could help you monitor your vision and detect changes.

Telephone the society’s office on 01254 698683 for a free card.

These are also available from The Macular Society call 0300 3030111 or visit www.macularsociety.org

Society Coffee Mornings


The Society’s Coffee Mornings.

Our coffee mornings have restarted at a new location. 

Greenfields Community Centre, Green Lane, Blackburn, BB2 4SR

Starting at 10am every 4th Thursday in the month except December.

The next coffee morning will be on the 27th January with a trade demonstration from Pamtrad equipment.

As we are still observing social distancing places are limited.