VisAbility Shop

The VisAbility shop (Dr Geoff Gallop Resource Centre) is based at our Victoria Park offices and is open 9am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

We offer a wide selection of vision aids, equipment and supports for people living with vision impairment.

Embrace life on your terms. At home. At school. At work. In the community. Whatever everyday challenges you face.

Book an appointment to try out some of the aids and equipment available. Simply complete the form at the bottom of this page and our team will be in touch to arrange a time for you to visit. Please note, we are unable to see you without an appointment.

If you are unable to visit, our online shop (link opens in new window) offers the same supports and equipment for you to purchase directly.

Our range of products include:

Reading aids

Several types of equipment fall under the category of reading aids for people living with vision impairment. These include:

Lamps and lighting (link opens in new window)

Increasing the amount of light is perhaps the single-most effective way of increasing your ability to read. Floor lamps which create an ambient light and directional reading lamps are very popular, but head lamps or torches are useful if you are away from the home.

Magnifying devices (link opens in new window)

  • Handheld magnifiers are popular and easy to use
  • Freestanding or desktop magnifiers enable you to multi-task
  • Illuminated magnifiers have a built-in light source, which casts direct light on the focal area, without creating shadows

Large print (link opens in new window)

Large print items can help increase reading ability if you live with vision impairment. Large print goes beyond simply printed material, with a number of commercially-available products including:

  • Big button phones
  • Large print watches
  • Large print playing cards
  • Large print digital timer

Additional print items include:

  • Large print crossword puzzle book
  • Large print suduko book

Talking watches and clocks (link opens in new window)

At the push of a button, the time, date, day, month and year are spoken aloud to you. Some models have additional alarm functionality to remind you of events.

Kitchen equipment and cooking aids (link opens in new window)

There are many gadgets and aids to help people living with low vision to live independently and safely prepare and cook meals.

These include:

  • Audible liquid level indicators (to prevent burns when pouring hot liquids)
  • Talking kitchen scales
  • “Tilt and pour” pivoting kettle
  • Cutting/chopping aids

Guide Dogs WA merchandise (link opens in new window)

Including:

  • Golf umbrella
  • Plush toys
  • Calendars

Games and activities (link opens in new window)

We have a selection of equipment and games for people living with vision impairment including:

  • Braille board games
  • Large print games
  • Games for vision impaired children
  • Soccer, goalball or cricket balls with bells

Browse our products online from the comfort of your home, complete the form below to make an appointment or call us on 1800 847 466.

Let us help make life’s challenges easier for you.

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Please complete the form below to request an appointment and one of our team will contact you shortly to arrange a convenient time.

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