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Visually Impaired Equipment Loan Service

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 10:14 | Written by
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Also available to try will be a desktop video magnifier and a computer with software for visually impaired people which reads out text or enlarges text.

This sort of equipment is not available through the NHS or social services but can make a significant improvement to the lives of those with sight loss.

The new equipment loan service will be launched at Buxton Library on Kents Bank Road on Wednesday 4 June at 11.30am.

It will be available to residents in Buxton and the High Peak who have reduced access to this sort of service through Sight Support Derbyshire, which predominantly serves residents in Chesterfield and Derby.

Project partners are Derbyshire County Council, the Buxton and Beyond Macular Support Group, High Peak Community and Voluntary Support (CVS) and the local VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) group.

The successful bid was made by Buxton and Beyond Macular Support Group with help from High Peak CVS. Several additional items have been donated to the equipment library by individuals. 

Residents who would like more information can call library staff on 01629 533460.

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