Sensory & Languages
Deaf Communication Service
The Deaf Communication Service is an all age service which aims to promote access to deaf, deafened, heard of hearing and deaf / blind people in Fife. They provide sign language interpreters, lip speakers, note takers, deaf / blind guide communicators for all kinds of appointments and meetings and interprets writtern material for sign language users. They also provide information, support and advice on deafness for deaf people, families, carers, employers as well as deaf awareness training to suit the needs of the individual and British Sign Language training.
Address: Deaf Communication Service;
Social Work Service
16 East Fergus Place
Telephone: 01383 441177
Textphone: 07985 761908 - Deaf people only
21 Alexandra Avenue
- Supporting Inclusion – looking at ways of reducing loneliness for visually impaired people
- Financial Inclusion – provision of support and advice to aid blind and partially sighted people to take control of their own financial affairs
- Information and advice for visually impaired people in Fife and for professionals who may wish to know more about their services
- Rehabilitation and training for visually impaired people
- Employment support – supporting people’s journey into work.
- Low vision aids and assessment services for severely visually impaired people in Fife
- Support with technology – making life easier for visually impaired people
- Neuro vision assessment service
- Transcription – The Society’s social enterprise, FSB Enterprises, provides a range of transcription services such as conversion of materials into braille, large print and audio
- Representation – The Society are keen to represent the views and interests of visually impaired people in Fife and are involved in a range of partnerships and joint working.
Address: Fife Society for the Blind
Fife Sensory Impairment Centre
13 Wilson Avenue
Telephone: 01592 644979
1 Victoria Road;
Fife; KY1 1DT
- Benefits helpline – information and advice on claiming benefits, registering as blind or partially sighted, and local support groups and services. Helpline number is 0845 602 4033
- Education and family services – works with children and their families from the point of diagnosis, on through the young person's school, college and university education. They also support the Haggeye youth forum.
- Employment – support for blind and partially sighted people to find and retain employment, and employers to recruit people with sight loss.
- Self-directed support
- Social work services for people with sight loss and a learning disability across the UK
- Resource centre – a large selection of special equipment and aids to daily living for people with sight problems including; aids to magnification, specialist lighting, talking watches and clocks
- Vision support service – offering practical and emotional support
Telephone: 0131 652 3140