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Some useful links...

Help You can view details about our charity by visiting the Charity Commission's search webpage. Click the link to 'Find charities', then enter the Charity Number 1025556 or HBTN into the Charity search box at the bottom of the left column and click the search icon. An overview of our details will be shown, giving information on our financial returns. Further information is given under the links in the Find charities sub-menu list.
A comprehensive guide to home adaptations for blind and partially sighted people is available that contains lots of useful information.
Tax help for Older People is an independent FREE tax advice service for older people on low incomes (20000 or less) who cannot afford to pay an accountant for advice. For more details, here is a brief document that gives all the contact details for this charity.
Angel Radio  is Havant's local radio station - "Pure nostalgia - Entertainment and Information for older people".  Every Friday morning at 9:00 am, Angel radio broadcasts a 10 minute extract of the current HBTN fortnightly edition. You can even stream the live broadcast and listen to it now.
Open Sight is the largest charitable organisation in Hampshire working with people who have, or who are at risk of developing sight loss. Based in Eastleigh, Open Sight has provided uninterrupted support to the blind and partially sighted community of Hampshire since 1922. It operates in conjunction with Deafplus to provide a Mobile Advisory Service (MAS) which offers free advice and information, one-to-one support, demonstrations of telecomms and other specialist equipment, basic maintenance of NHS hearing aids at a variety of venues across the county. The MAS dual bus visits to the Public Services Plaza, Civic Centre, Havant, are shown on our calendar page.
Out of Focus is a Group for the Visually Impaired which meets at the Bear Hotel in Havant on every 2nd Tuesday in the month. For more details and a program of their events and speakers contact Ann Nicholls on 023 9279 8292
Age Concern Hampshire  Havant Information & Resource Centre
Blind Veterans UK (St Dunstans)
RNIB  Royal National Institute of Blind People
Infosound  is a UK-wide registered charity that produces free information, in audio, for vision-impaired (blind and partially-sighted) people on subjects that directly affect living with sight loss. You can listen to individual items of interest on their website downloads page audio downloads. Each item comprises between 3 and 10 minutes of audio.
The Macular Society The Macular Society has been supporting people with macular conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for over 25 years.
British Wireless for the Blind The British Wireless for the Blind Fund provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss.
Hantsweb Help Your local resource help centre for Hampshire Council Services
RNIB Newsagent A subscription-based service that allows you to access weekly or monthly magazines and newspapers, both general and specialist, on CD, or in audio mp3 download and electronic text format, or compilations
Hampshire Library Services List Services for blind and partially-sighted people. The service whereby you can get, for free, the magazines and newspapers normally provided for a subscription fee from the National Talking Newspapers & Magazines organisation is now available. You can Listen to an audio clip about library services for blind and partially-sighted people.
VocalEyes - a nationwide audio description charity, providing access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people. Here you can listen to podcasts from their library of audio-described cultural and arts activities and locations, by voices famous and not-so-famous.
Listening Books is a charity that offers an easy to use audiobook library service to anyone who struggles to read due to a visual or physical impairment, or a learning difficulty such as dyslexia. For a small subsidised membership fee, members can enjoy MP3 CDs delivered straight to their front door or can choose to listen to titles online via internet streaming or by downloading titles to a portable device such as an iPod or smart phone via their website.
Talking News Federation - the umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK. Their website has a search facility to locate any of the National Talking Newspapers registered with them.
My Web My Way takes you to the accessibility 'How to' guides on the BBC website, where you can find out how to set up your PC to improve your browsing experience if you have a disability.
Hampshire Alert is a community messaging system aimed at improving the flow of information between the community and the police. You are invited to register now to become a recipient of messages of information, crime alerts and witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle by email, text or telephone. Just click on the REGISTER button at the top of their Home page to sign up.
Other Talking Newspapers
You can click on any of the links below to look at the websites of other talking newspapers in and around Hampshire.
Chichester Area Talking News
Fareport Talking News (Fareham & Gosport Area)
Farnham & Alton Talking News
Portsmouth Area Talking News
Southampton Area Talking Echo & Eastleigh Talking News
Sussex Coast Talking News
Winchester Talking Newspaper

Click on the next page for the ways you can get in touch with us.

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