Skip to navigationWelcome to the IRIS Vision Resource Centre web site.

IRIS is a local charity governed by local visually impaired people which takes it’s name from the ambitions expressed by those who formed the organization in the early 1990s – to achieve Independence and Rehabilitation for those with Impaired Sight.


It became a registered charity in March 1995 and a few years later acquired its own premises in Chapel Street, Crewe, which it developed as a resource centre. You can still see the celebratory plaque there reproduced above! From here a variety of services are run for (and often provided by) visually impaired people, and you can find out more about these by browsing the rest of the web site. Better still, why not visit us to see for yourself. We are situated not far from Crewe town centre, and about 10 minutes walk from the railway station – there’s a map if you visit the Contact us page.

This site has been designed to be fully accessible for people with a visual impairment using any PC or AppleMac, and is compatible with appropriate accessibility software such as JAWS or GUIDE. However, if you encounter any problems reading our pages, please contact us at:

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