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Welcome to EBS Website

This website has been designed to make it easy for vision impaired people to access the information using screen readers and magnifiers such as the Guide and Supernova software programs.

Eastbourne Blind Society is a user-led organisation, responsive to the ideas and needs of its members.


Membership of EBS is open to all who have a registerable eye condition and who live in the Eastbourne area. You do not have to have been registered as sight impaired or severely sight impaired to contact us.

We will encourage independence, providing many different opportunities for people to feel less isolated and more confident.   We can provide a home visiting service and a range of low vision support modular courses, which we tailor to meet individual needs.
There are many social groups to join and we can offer assistance through our Benefits Surgery and our Resource Room for aids and equipment.


We have 4 full time members of staff and 4 part time staff, along with a live in caretaker.

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We make no charge for membership.

If you know of anyone who has a visual impairment and might not be aware of our services, you may pass on our details or contact us directly. We will be pleased to talk to anyone who would like further information.


As an independent local charity, we rely on donations, legacies and fund-raising to cover the cost of providing the services we offer to our members. Gift Aid donations are especially helpful because we are also able to claim back income tax, thereby significantly increasing the value of your gift.


If you would like more information, please contact:
Chief Executive: Mrs Deirdre Dean
Office Manager: Graham Rowsell
Low Vision Support Worker: Janice Whibley
Resource Officer: Mark Simmons