Macclesfield Eye Society News


Assistive Technology Appointments

From February 2016 we are hosting an appointment based system at the Resource Centre for one-to-one sessions with an expert in ‘assistive technology’.  In these half and hour appointments you are able to discuss all kinds of electronic magnification devices and other helpful gadgets, and see first hand how technology might help you with reading or daily living.  More information here, or to book an appointment please call the office on 01625 422602.

Online Today in 2016

Following on from the popular Online Today sessions held in 2015, we are pleased to have Andrew Coleman from Action for Blind People/RNIB with us again in 2016 for more sessions.  Online Today explores the magnification, zoom and speech functions of popular tablets, phones and laptops to show you what can be possible with your device.  More information here, or to book an appointment please call the office on 01625 422602.

Saturday Opening

We are pleased to say our Saturday opening trial has been extended to include January 2016.  In addition to opening weekdays, 9am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday, the Resource Centre will be open on Saturdays during January from 9am to 1.30pm as well.  We look forward to seeing you in the Resource Centre soon!

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The latest edition of our brand new Magnify Magazine quarterly newsletter is available for download.

Click here for a link to the Magnify Magazine page where you can download PDF or Text Only versions of the Winter 2015 edition, listen to the audio reading, or get in touch to request an audio format, braille or hard (large print) copy.


Macclesfield Eye Society (Macclesfield Society for the Blind) is an independent, registered Charity, which was established in 1875. The Society enables people affected by sight loss to lead fulfilling lives at work, at home and in the community.

Resource Centre Open Hours:
Monday – Saturday:  9am – 1:30pm

Tel: 01625 422602


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