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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 home. …

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Background – about us

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind (OAB) is a life-enhancing charity supporting children and adults who are blind or partially sighted throughout Oxfordshire. Sight loss can be a devastating and challenging reality for thousands of people in our local communities and OAB is committed to promoting independence and opportunities for people with severe or partial sight …

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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 help you with general …

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Our Trustees

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind is fortunate to have a committed board of trustees who bring their professional job skills to aid the charity’s development: Professor Adrian Hill (President) Adrian is a longstanding Trustee, former Chair and Vice-Chair and, since September 2016, President of OAB. A Professor of Optometry and former Head of Optometry at …

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Local Support Groups

There are a number of other groups and societies for people with a visual impairment across Oxfordshire.  Most of them run as a place to meet, share a coffee, tea, and a chat.  Others are craft-based, while a few organise regular activities or outings. There is a meeting group specifically for younger people with a …

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Charitable Trusts

Charitable Trusts We work closely with the local authority and renowned Oxford Eye Hospital to ensure all our services supplement the statutory provision that is available.  Not only is the prevalence of sight loss increasing, especially amongst the elderly, but these people are at great risk of becoming isolated and unable to keep up with new equipment and …

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Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships As a local organisation working across the county of Oxfordshire, there are many ways that we can support companies who are kind enough to raise money for us. We can assist with volunteering opportunities for staff and the provision of places for local sponsorship events and activities. If you work for an Oxfordshire …

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Become a Member

Being a member is an ideal way for individuals to support Oxfordshire Association for the Blind.  Each member also has the right to vote at our AGM, helping to shape the future of the charity. You do not have to be a member in order to receive our help.  However, having a membership scheme does …

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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 to get out …

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