Kirklees Visual Impairment Network

Kirklees Visual Impairment Network

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Kirklees Visual Impairment Network (KVIN) is a user-led organisation run by and for people with Visual Impairments (VIs). 

We want to be able to enrich visually impaired people’s lives through enabling them to use products and technology (equipment, software and apps) that can help them be as independent as possible and enjoy life to the full. We run drop-in peer support sessions in Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Batley to support people to know what technology may benefit them and train them to use them.


KVIN’s main activity is a Drop-in service where we have a range of products and technology which can be helpful for people losing their sight. We share information about assistive technology and the simple things people can do so that they can still use phones, tablets and e-readers and technology such as phone apps that can help with independence.

At our drop in sessions we;

• offer support and training in the use of various magnification products and technology.

• listen to what you want to do.

• offer social and emotional support in a relaxed environment.

• encourage you to try equipment before you buy it.

• work with you to find cost effective solutions to suit your individual needs.

Drop in sessions run weekly;

• Huddersfield, Brian Jackson House, HD1 5JP: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm

• Dewsbury Town Hall, WF12 8DG: Thursday 11am-2pm

• Batley, Jo Cox House, WF17 5DS: Friday 9.30am-12.30pm

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