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At the IRIS Centre we offer SOCIAL ACTIVITIES such as trips and outings, talks, games & quizzes.

Computer training is available to help you surf the net, send e-mails and word process, all using our specially adapted computer.

We also have our own lending library with a good collection of large print and audio books.

IRIS members – who all have varying degrees of visual impairment – meet every Monday at the IRIS Centre from 11.00-2.00 for quizzes, trips out and talks by visiting speakers and all are welcome. On Tuesdays the Centre operates as a drop-in where members can come along for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. The IRIS lending library which has a stock of some 420 books (some in large print, others as audio books), as well as a small collection of audio-described videos – is available for use by members at any time.

IRIS has it’s own large-screen computer which is user-friendly for blind and visually impaired people, and offers free starter training for those who wish to learn how to write letters, send emails and surf the net. The training is free to members, and the computer is available for members’ use at times when the Centre is not being used for other activities.

There is a small charge of £5pa for membership of IRIS which we use to help defray some of the costs of running the Centre. Members can access the social and recreational facilities described, and also receive a quarterly newsletter and have voting rights at the organisation’s AGM. To apply for membership, or to get help arranging transport to the IRIS Centre, contact IRIS at

Painting by an IRIS member

Above is a painting created by an IRIS member

Poem written by an IRIS member

Above is a poem written by an IRIS member

The shoes shown below were created by members to depict some of the hazards experienced by visually impaired people in navigating the streets in and around Crewe, and have been exhibited throughout Cheshire.

Put yourself in their shoes exhibition

Included in the picture is the Stepper shoe, Rhino Bollard Bumper shoe and the Pavement Invader shoe

Inluded in this picture is the Poo shoe, Mud Puddle and Leaves Slipper and the Armoured Dress Shoe

Included in this picture is the A Board Hurdler shoe

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