Reading Association for the Blind


Supporting Sight Impaired people of Reading since 1883

We are a charitable association offering services to the Sight Impaired in Reading Berkshire UK.

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  A group from Young at Heart enjoying lunch out at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club in October 2014
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  RAB sight impaired person with his guide walking through woods June 2016

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Contact details

Reading Association for the Blind (RAB)
Walford Hall
Carey Street
Reading
RG1 7JS


Phone: 0118 957 2960

E-mail: manager@raftb.org

Our History

The Association began as Reading Blind Aid Society in 1883 but underwent a fundamental change in 1926 when the Borough of Reading became involved owing to new legislation. The Mayor of Reading was appointed as President (a practice that continues today) and a committee of Trustees was established.

The name was changed to Reading Association for the Welfare of the Blind. In 1997 The Association became a company limited by guarantee and the name was changed to Reading Association for the Blind or RAB.

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