Reading Association for the Blind


Supporting Sight Impaired people of Reading since 1883

We are a charitable association offering services to the visually impaired in Reading Berkshire UK.

photo of RAB members
A group from Young at Heart enjoying lunch out at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club

ramblers in wood 2019Photo featuring Tony with Jane, followed by Liz with Lisa and Hillary and behind them the main group

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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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