HIVE Directory: Sensory Impairment

Action for Blind People

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.

0303 1239 999

Computer Classes for the Visually Impaired

If you or someone you know is visually impaired and would like to learn to use computers, we can help. To make an appointment call 023 9268 8032. We can also teach people use Guide Connect

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
023 9268 8032

Enable Ability InterActiv

Our offices in Copnor are staffed and you can call us for further advice on our services on 023 9267 1846 or email at

We appreciate how recent months must have been very challenging for our service users and carers. All our team are keen to offer services as soon as government guidance allows and it is safe to do so for participants and staff alike.

Enable Ability: Inter Activ provides experienced-based personal employability programmes for participants with disabilities

Charles Street
United Kingdom
02392 671846

Family Autistic Spectrum Support(FASS)

Family Autistic Spectrum Support recognises that children on the autistic spectrum often find it difficult to join in mainstream activities. FASS gives them the opportunity to play with other children, with their families, in environments where they can feel comfortable.

2 Gudge Heath Lane
United Kingdom
PO15 5AA
07444 760911

Global Music Visions CIC

Here at Global Music Visions C.I.C. we aim to bring the benefits of music to as many severely sight impaired (blind), sight impaired (partially sighted), and disabled children and adults as possible, by using computer music software technology.

We work alongside everyone to promote inclusivity.

We want to remove the stigma surrounding disability, break down the barriers that prevent equality and inclusion, and create new opportunities based on a person’s ability, and their ideas.

Participate, enjoy, achieve.

COVID-19 Update: Closed during Lockdown. Once Lockdown is over, contact organisation to see when activities will start again. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

The Healthhub Co. is a community health and fitness resource centre.

River's Street
United Kingdom

Horizon Angling Club for the Disabled

Open again but please read the link below for specific fishing details.

Horizon Angling Club for the Disabled is a Registered Charity that is involved in many aspects of fishing for the disabled angler and able bodied angler alike, in addition the club is also involved in many aspects of Coarse fishing, Fly fishing and Sea angling.

United Kingdom
02392 454739

Library Services for Visually Impaired Readers

These services have gone well above and beyond the provision of large print and audio books and have been recognised nationally, receiving the Libraries Change Lives Award in 2003 and another nomination in 2015.

The aim is to provide a needs based service to increase the independence and wellbeing of adults who are blind or vision impaired. The work is led by their Vision Impairment Services Officer (who is blind), supported by library staff and volunteers. Most of the users of this service are over 16 years of age. The local authority does provide support in schools for children so most of the library work has been with adults.

Portsmouth Library and Archives have been providing additional services to people with vision impairment for over fourteen years.

United Kingdom
02392 829923

Lip Reading Classes

COVID-19 Update: Closed during Lockdown. Once Lockdown is over, contact organisation to see when activities will start again. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

Lipreading classes every Thursday, from beginner level upwards.

United Kingdom
02392 295811

Lipspeaker UK is a unique lipspeaker booking company run by qualified and experienced lipspeakers. British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters, Lipspeakers, Speech-to-Text Reporters (STTR) Notetakers, Interpreters for DeafBlind people and Deaf Relay interpreters are also provided. They cover national and international work. Offer deaf awareness training and Access to Work support. Bookable by text, email and an on-line booking form.

02392 988845