Knowledge Village

Welcome to Henshaws Knowledge Village, a place to share our knowledge and expertise with those experiencing or working with sight loss and disability.

Explore our video library and learn about everything from apps and technology to our useful Life Hacks. You'll also find e-books with detailed advice on living with disability.

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E-books library

Sign-up to our free e-book series, where each edition will contain a new chapter covering a broad range of topics including independent living, assistive technology, supported living and enablement.

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Knowledge Video Library

Our short films cover a huge range of subjects, from cutting vegetables to applying make up, but all support those living with sight loss to lead a more independent life.

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7 steps to the support you need

Experiencing sight loss and don’t know what to do next? Our seven simple steps can help you receive the support you need.

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What benefits are you entitled to?

We can help give advice and support for the benefits that you are entitled to and how to apply, including transport and employment rights and benefits. If we cannot help directly, our experts can help sign-post you to where you need to be.

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Grants and how to apply

You may be eligible to receive a grant for aids or equipment by applying for funding from grant makers who are open to receiving requests from individuals. We’ve produced a list of these organisations and some advice to help your application have the best chance of success.


Our blog is updated weekly and provides a wealth of information and top tips, as well as stories from the people we support. Have a read through and discover everything from IT advice to ideas for summer holiday activities.

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Subscribe to our Henshaws Knowledge mailing list, where we'll send you a monthly update on our latest videos and general tips, tricks and tech for living with a visual impairment.
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