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COVID-19

COVID-19 Support across Oxfordshire During this time OAB is still able to provide support for visually impaired people across Oxfordshire. Below are a few services and further contact details you may find helpful. Regular Phone Calls We are offering a regular friendly phone call from a volunteer, for those who may be feeling more isolated …

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Cookie Policy

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Technology Assistance at OAB

Technology Assistance at OAB OAB offers technology assistance to people who are living with sight loss.  There are one-to-one sessions with a trainer, focussed on individual requirements – whether it’s getting started for the first time, learning how to manage emails more effectively, good ‘housekeeping’, or feeling more confident about online shopping.  We are also able to …

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Visual Impairment Awareness Training

Visual Impairment Awareness Training OAB runs training courses that help people to understand how it may affect someone to live with sight loss. These sessions give sighted participants the knowledge and confidence to offer effective assistance to those with visual impairments. We have provided awareness training to organisations across Oxfordshire, from the NHS, Town & …

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Volunteer

Volunteer OAB has over 100 volunteers, who are vital to our work.  They help in the office, send out our newsletter, run our groups and staff the OAB Sight Desk at the Oxford Eye Hospital.  Many are part of the Volunteer Home Visiting Scheme, giving around an hour a week to visit a visually impaired person at …

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Home Visiting Scheme

Home Visiting Scheme Does your eyesight make it difficult to deal with the post? Are there odd jobs (sewing on a button perhaps, or keeping your CD collection in order) that you would appreciate help with? Would you like a bit of company – someone to pop in for a chat? Would it be easier …

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Our History

Our History Here we chart our journey from our humble beginnings in 1877 right through to the present day with our recently opened annexe to Bradbury Lodge. We hope you find it of interest. 1877 Foundation of “Oxfordshire Association for the Home Teaching of the Blind”. The group’s aims were to provide instruction in reading …

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