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Information and services
Talking book service
There are books on tape available to all registered blind and partially sighted people in Fife.
Information about the service is available in large print, braille and audio cassette from Fife Direct's website, which you can visit by following the link here.
Talking newspaper service
The Dunfermline Sound Talking Newspaper brings any visually impaired person in the Borough a weekly digest of local news and information on an MP3 CD.
The newspaper is totally free to recipients as it is produced by volunteers, listeners simply reverse the address label and post it back free of charge for the next edition.
If you'd like to find out more, please use the details below.
Website: Dunfermline Sound
Phone: 01383 740820
Address: Dunfermline Sound, PO Box 3, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7AD
Transport for visually impaired people
Fife Council's Transport Services offer demand responsive transport that provides wheelchair accessible transport, free of charge to members of the community who have trouble accessing mainstream public transport.
Dial-a-Ride is a free shopping service, offering accessible transport to major shopping centres for the elderly and disabled living in Fife.
For more information, please follow the link to the main Dial-a-Ride page on Fife's Direct website www.fifedirect.org.uk.
Alternatively, if you'd like to book a journey, please phone Dial-a-Ride on 03451 55 11 88 between 9.00am and 2.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please note that journey's need to be booked the day of travel.
Ring & Ride is a door to door service, bookable in advance, which will take you anywhere in the local area. All buses have very low steps and drivers who are on hand to help if you need assistance.
If you'd like to get in touch, please use the following details.
Phone: 03451 55 11 88
Address: Rothesay House Rothesay Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 5PQ
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 2.30pm
Try before you buy - regarding telephones
Seescape has an extensive range of catalogues, leaflets and information relating to both equipment and national and local community services. They can:
- advise you about specific equipment and services
- send out brochures or information which may be useful to you
- help you find products, information and suppliers.
There is also a limited range of equipment available for demonstration purposes.
Please get in touch using the details below.
Phone: 01592 644979
Address: Fife Sensory Impairment Centre, 13 Wilson Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5EF
Trying equipment for putting on socks or tights
Your answers have indicated that you might benefit from being shown how to use a button/ zip hook.
You can call Scot Mobility UK Ltd and Allardyce Healthcare Ltd and they can provide free, impartial advice about a wide range of assistive equipment, including dressing aids. Staff there can advise on equipment and you be able to trial some of these items before purchasing them.
To find out more or to get in touch, please use the information below.
Organisation: Scot Mobility UK Ltd
Phone: 01383 739287
Address: Unit 8, Dewar House, Enterprise Way, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8PY
Organisation: Allardyce Healthcare Ltd
Phone: 01382 773600
Address: 12 Tom Johnston Rd, Dundee, DD4 8XD