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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre


Things to Do  


Berkshire Vision


A local organisation with regular activities for young people who have a visual impairment.

Blind Children UK National organisation providing activities and books and advice.


Things to Read  




Growing library of school textbooks – students can have access to a personalised collection of electronic books – membership through school.

Seeing Ear Growing library of fiction and school textbooks – students and families join in their own right.
Calibre Audio books to download or have delivered on a memory stick, for a modest one-off fee.
RNIB Services and shop for people who have a visual impairment. Free access to libraries of books in Braille, giant print and audio on their website.


Grants and Funds  


Family Fund


Grants for families with a child who is disabled or seriously ill.

Victa Grants and activities for children who have a visual impairment.


Other Useful Links  




Helpline for people who have a visual impairment.

Fashioneyesta Webpage and blog by student Emily Davison, who has a visual impairment. Focus on fashion, also lots of articles about living with a visual impairment.