Royal Society for the Blind (RSB)

Royal Society for the Blind (RSB)

Organisation Address
Knapman House 230 Pirie St Adelaide, SA 5000
Organisation Phone
08 8417 5599
1800 675 554
Organisation Fax
08 8232 4807
Organisation Email
GPO Box 1855 Adelaide, SA 5001
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm
Eligibility:
People with blindness and vision impairment.
Access:
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets

The RSB is the primary source of assistance giving people with a vision impairment the opportunity to improve the quality and independence of their lives.

Information
Services
  • RSB Guide Dog Service - enables a person who is blind or severely vision impaired to travel independently and confidently
  • Adaptive Technology Centre - enables people to view, access, trial and train on the latest equipment
  • Counselling - counsellors assist clients to accept and adjust to vision loss. Also available for families
  • Advocacy on behalf of clients so that vision loss is not an obstacle to obtaining services
  • Employment Services - specialist assistance for people with vision impairment, on-the-job support in open employment, and supported employment
  • Low Vision Centre - assessment, training, occupational therapy, information and referral
  • Orientation and mobility - instructors assist people to travel independently by teaching strategies to increase confidence and safety
  • Print Alternative Services - audio, braille, e-text and large print, library services (including digital)
  • Recreation and Leisure Services - enable participation in activities or involvement in community based leisure groups
  • Volunteers - roles include looking after an RSB Guide Dog puppy, friendly visiting, helping with shopping, driving clients to appointments or helping with fundraising projects
  • Community Support Groups - for people living with a vision impairment, these include home support, independent living skills training, counselling and recreation
  • Digital Library Service - free access for people who are blind or vision impaired to a wide range of accessible books and magazines
  • Child and Youth Services - assist children aged 0-18 years in their physical and psychological development
Last updated: 08/10/2018
Information provided by: Connecting Up (Adelaide City)
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