Prices and VAT

Some products sold by us have been specifically designed for disabled people and can be sold without VAT directly to blind or partially sighted people. This also applies to friends, family members and charities buying for, or on behalf of, blind and partially sighted people.

Specially designed products which can be purchased exempt from VAT are clearly shown with a statement on the product page. If you register on our online shop as blind or partially sighted, you will need to confirm at registration and on confirmation of an order that you are exempt from paying VAT. RNIB may contact you to clarify your exemption status. You should be logged in before you place items in your basket to ensure relevant prices are displayed correctly.

Any special delivery charges are also stated.

VAT will always be charged at the rate the Government sets. As at April 2014, the VAT rate is 20 per cent. If this rate changes, you will find the correct VAT inclusive price on our shop.