Sight Village FAQ


If this page does not answer your questions, please contact a member of the Sight Village team either via email,, or call 0121 803 5313.

How can I pre-register to attend a Sight Village event?

All of our events are free to attend. Pre-booking is recommended as it will speed up the arrival process and ensure that we do not exceed the venue capacity. You can pre-register for each event separately via the Eventbrite link on the events page or by calling one of the team on 0121 803 5313.

Where events take place across two days, please register for each event day separately.

Q: Who will be exhibiting at the event?

To find out more about who will be exhibiting at each event please visit the Exhibitions section of our website. A full list of exhibitors can be found at the bottom of each event page.

Q: Do exhibitors take card payment?

A: Not all exhibitors take card payment therefore we advise you bring cash with you if you are likely to make a purchase at the event. For more costly purchases exhibitors generally take payment after the event or do have the facilities to accept card payments.

Q: Is Sight Village suitable for people under the age of 10?

A: Sight Village is of benefit to people of all ages living with sight loss. The exhibition provides an opportunity for families to find out more about what support is available to them locally and nationally and to try out the latest products and technology designed to assist people who are blind and visually impaired.

Q: Will there be sighted guides available when I get to the event?

A: Where possible, we try to ensure that we have sighted guides available at each of our events. We cannot guarantee that there will be someone available immediately upon your arrival as they may already be assisting other visitors. As we also rely heavily on volunteers this cannot always be a guaranteed service.

Q: When do the events go quieter (what are the peak times)?

A: Sight Village events are usually at their busiest during the morning. We advise visitors who would prefer to attend the event during quieter times to arrive just before lunch time or from 1pm onwards.

Q: Is there somewhere I can purchase food?

A: Yes, Food and drinks are available to purchase at all of our Sight Village events. The food provided is generally deli/café style with a variety of; hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cold snacks to choose from. We advise visitors to bring cash as card payment is not always accepted and there may not be access to a nearby cash machine.

Q: Will there be any workshops/seminars I can attend?

A: There are workshops taking place at our Central and South-East events. More information about the seminars/workshops are available on the event page of the website.

Q: What are the opening and closing times?

A: The opening and closing times vary for each event. Please look on each event page to see confirmed opening times.

Q: Can I have a copy of the event show guide in LP, Braille or Audio sent to me before the event?

A: Yes.  Please contact one of the team on 0121 803 5313 or email to request a copy in your preferred format.