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Vision Impairment - Registering your Sight Loss

Reading SEND Local Offer

Registering as sight impaired

Getting in touch with your local council to register as sight impaired, or severely sight impaired, can open up a host of benefits.

What is registration?

“Registration” simply means being on your local social service’s register of people who are either severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted). It's voluntary and is completely confidential and your details won’t be shared.

The Adult Sensory Needs Team provides advice, support and services to adults who have a hearing or vision impairment, their families and carers. You can also contact this service for a Registration Card.

When we receive a Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) for a child we send out:

  • A standard letter addressed to parent or guardian
  • The Sensory Consortium Leaflet
  • RNIB standard booklet
  • A registration card

This service is provided to Reading residents by Reading Borough Council Tel: 0118 937 6131 Minicom: 0118 9373747 adultsensoryneeds@reading.gov.uk

 Please see links for futher information.

Updated July 2021