Kirklees Visual Impairment Network [KVIN] is a user-led organisation, providing services aimed at improving the lives of local sight impaired people through the use of technology.
Peer support is at the heart of what we do, with our team of volunteers, many of whom are visually impaired themselves ready to offer real and practical solutions to issues faced by their peers.
Whether it is accessing vital information that is around you, guidance to where you want to go, increasing your range and ways of communicating with others or extending your range of leisure pursuits, then we have got members who can help to find out what is the right solution for you. We believe in the philosophy of try it before you buy it, in order that you can choose what is suitable for you and will then train or support you in the use of equipment or activity you have chosen. Cost may be a factor, so we try to ensure that our solutions include the widest range in order that you can select something that is right for your pocket.
KVIN members can significantly influence what the network do. We aim to organise and manage activities which can improve the health and social lives of visually impaired people. We promote equal access to services and provides educational and social opportunities for visually impaired people in Kirklees. We provide training and support on the use of a wide range of assistive technologies with a view that we can live more independently, improve the quality of life and where appropriate, improve skills towards employability.
We can arrange social activities, and enable members to learn new skills or raise and campaign on issues which specially affect visually impaired people.