We offer a wide selection of vision aids, equipment and supports for people living with vision impairment. The VisAbility shop (Dr Geoff Gallop Resource Centre) is based at our Victoria Park offices and is open 9am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Christmas Closure Period: Saturday 23 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024, reopening Tuesday 2 January 2024.
Our physical shop will also be closed Tuesday 12 December 2023.
How to get support
If you have a diagnosis of vision impairment, please contact our friendly team to find out what low vision services and support we can provide to you both now and into the future.
There are also a number of low vision support groups within Perth and across the state which can connect you with like-minded people to build friendships and offer support.
If you are unable to visit us in person, our online shop (link opens in new window) offers the same supports and equipment for you to purchase directly.
Our wide range of low vision products include:
Several types of equipment fall under the category of reading aids for people living with vision impairment. These include:
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. Learn more about low vision lighting.
- 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
Read more about how magnifiers can assist you.
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
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.
There are many gadgets and aids to help people living with low vision to live independently and safely prepare and cook meals.
- Audible liquid level indicators (to prevent burns when pouring hot liquids)
- Talking kitchen scales
- “Tilt and pour” pivoting kettle
- Cutting/chopping aids
- Plush toys
- Tea towels
- Tee shirts
- Tote bags
We have a selection of equipment and games for people living with vision impairment including:
- Braille board games
- Large print games
- Games for children with vision impairment
- Soccer, goalball or cricket balls with bells
Let us help make life’s challenges easier for you.
How to get support
Please complete the form below to make an initial enquiry about our low vision services and support we can provide.
Our Client Experience Team will contact you to discuss your individual needs, both now and into the future.
If you are a provider and wish to refer a client, please use our low vision medical certificate (online referral form) to make your referral.