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RNIB CircleMate compass

Product code: LC245
£9.90 (inc VAT) £8.25 (ex VAT)

The ex VAT price will apply to blind or partially sighted people, or someone buying on their behalf.

The perfect maths tool for drawing circles quickly and easily. Create tactile circles from 1cm to 20cm in diameter on embossing film or clear print ones using a marker pen. Supplied in a pack of five.

A simple compass made of black plastic, which has raised lines to show the half centimetre marks and raised dots denoting the centimetre marks. Next to each measurement mark is a hole for pens and pencils to fit in. The compass can be used with thick nib pens to create clear print diagrams or with plastic embossing film (also known as German film) to produce a raised tactile diagram. One end of the compass is rounded and has a hole for inserting a pin to hold it in place on a geometry board.

Made from recycled PETG plastic which is a food-safe, environmentally friendly material.


  • Pack of five CircleMate compasses.
  • Tactile markings for centimetres and half centimetres.
  • Pen/pencil hole at each measurement mark to make tactile or clear print circles.
  • Made from recycled PETG plastic, which is a food-safe environmentally friendly material.
  • Size: 110 × 15 × 4mm (4.3 × 0.6 × 0.15 inches).
  • Weight per item: 40g (1.4oz).


  • If returning as unsuitable, products must be returned in as new condition within 14 days, with original undamaged packaging to be accepted.

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Standard delivery times

For items we keep in stock at our warehouse, we make every effort to deliver your order within five working days. However if you've not received your goods within seven working days please contact our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 who will be able to help you.

Covid-19 measures: our warehouse and special order suppliers are still operating and dispatching orders at this time. However, please be aware that Royal Mail and couriers are under increased pressure and their delivery timescales may be extended. Your order may take a few extra days to reach you.

Special orders

We work with partners to deliver products on our behalf. We will pass on your contact information to be able to deliver the product effectively. Whilst delivery is usually within seven days, it may take up to six weeks.  

Articles for the Blind scheme

Most of our products and some publications in large print (16 point and above) can be sent by freepost under Royal Mail's "Articles for the Blind" scheme.

However, the Articles for the Blind scheme offers no guarantees of delivery or insurance for valuable items. Therefore we have to use alternative delivery methods, such as courier and Royal Mail services, for higher value orders.

Delivery charges

Where a product incurs a delivery charge this is highlighted in the product details and will be added to your order at checkout.

Dispatch note

When we send your products, the package will include a "dispatch note" with details of the contents. It is really important to check this against the actual contents of the package and alert us immediately (within seven working days of receiving the order) about any discrepancies.


If you find this product is unsuitable for your needs, or is faulty, then follow our returns instructions to ensure we deal with your enquiry efficiently.  Some products cannot be returned.  More information can be found in product description where applicable. 

Special order products are non-returnable unless faulty. We kindly ask our customers to ensure that any faulty products being returned are packaged securely for stable transit, or the warranty may be voided. Where possible, please use the original packaging. These include specially ordered items that are not part of our standard range. This also includes personalised items, including computer packages, as well as special order canes, walking sticks and more.

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