We are Focus on Vision

Our goal is to aid those visually-impaired people through the provision and use of comprehensive advice and support services.


Assisting those living with Blindness

Focus on Vision C.I.C. is a Community Interest Company in Stockton-on-Tees assisting those living with Blindness and Visual Impairment.

Founded by Christine Durnion and Jill Campbell, formerly of BlindVoice UK, we offer a transcription service providing clients with the highest quality Braille, large print and audio. From letters to books to greetings cards we believe that every person has the right to receive their information in the medium that is best for them.

Our mission is to ...

Improve the availability of information in alternative formats.
Help those affected to achieve equality and maintain their independence.
Continue to provide and improve quality services to people with sight loss through education and activities.
Raise public awareness of the issues and problems relating to sight loss.
Ensure that the voices of visually impaired people are heard when planning services and their opinions are sought on key issues affecting their lives.
Provide advocacy service and support needed to cope with paperwork.

What are people saying about Focus on Vision?

"Excellent service time and time again. Audio Transcription is now invaluable to me! Thank you, Focus on Vision."
"The Macular group is a joy to be a part of, with guest speakers and days out planned for us. Made so many friends!"
"Informative, structured IT coaching which has given me so much confidence to try things for myself!"
"Such a great place to come and meet people with the same vision issues as myself! Interesting meetings every month."

Would you consider Volunteering?

Volunteering is a rewarding experience and can help you get a foot in the door for your future career prospects!

We are always looking for keen volunteers to help out at Focus on Vision.

If you would like to get involved and make a difference to people's lives, please get in touch!

Whether you wish to assist us with outings, meetings, IT tutoring, audio and braille transcription or anything else, we would love to hear from you!

How many people in the UK have sight loss?


Over two million people in the UK live with sight loss


Of these, around 360,000 people are registered with their local authority as blind or partially sighted.


It is predicted that by 2020 the number of people with sight loss will rise to over 2,250,000


And by 2050, the numbers of people with sight loss in the UK will double to nearly four million

Join Teeside's Number One Macular Support Group

Meetings on the last Monday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at

Catalyst House, Yarm Road, Stockton

Every meeting is different with input from speakers and members. Why not join us and see for yourself what we have to offer.

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We thank our funders for helping us bring assistance to those affected by Blindnessand Sight loss

07912 648326
07562 942565
Catalyst House, 27 Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3NJ
© Focus on Vision C.I.C. A Community Interest Company Registered in England No: 8472939