Vision UK are seeking someone who has a comprehensive understanding, and ideally lived experience, of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) and eye health and sight loss issues to be Chairperson for a developing working group. The Vision UK BAME Working Group Chairperson has a strategic role to play in improving engagement of people from … Continued

Vision UK: BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) working group Chairperson

  One of RNIBs key values is ‘Being led by people with sight loss’. This is the reason they created Connect Voices, a way for their customers to use their experience of sight loss to help drive what the charity; think, decide and do. RNIB have also introduced opportunities for customers to get involved through … Continued

A new initiative from RNIB: Involvement made simple with ‘Connect Voices’

Haben Girma, the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School will give the 2019 Society for Computers and Law Sir Brian Neill lecture on “Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design” on Tuesday 26 November at the IET in London. Haben Girma is deaf-blind. Her mother, a refugee from Eritrea, made … Continued

Haben Girma, the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School will give the 2019 Society for Computers and Law Sir Brian Neill lecture on “Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design”

Four keen golfers played 18 holes wearing simulation specs, to experience playing golf with a sight loss condition, on September 20 at The Chase Golf Club in Penkridge to help raise money for Beacon. Katrina White, Simon White, Jamie Lowman and Stephen Terry all signed up to the challenge to help support Beacon and its … Continued

Charity Golfers Play Blind to Drive Funds for Beacon

The Black Country Talking Newspaper, which provides audio news to those living with sight loss and other disabilities, is appealing to budding and amateur journalists to join its rank of volunteers. The free service, which is run by sight loss charity Beacon, is a vital lifeline for the visually impaired community across the region who … Continued

Budding Journalists Wanted for Talking Newspaper

intu Merry Hill has joined forces with sight loss charity Beacon to improve the visual impaired (VI) communities shopping experience. The new scheme is being highlighted at intu Merry Hill, Dudley, during National Eye Health Week (23-29 September). The programme is designed to support those living with sight loss, with a trained individual, who will … Continued

Merry Hill and Beacon join forces to support blind shoppers

The Beacon Blind Bowling team took on a sighted team from the Prince’s Trust to help shine a light on National Eye Health Week. But the game was played with a twist, as players from the Trust wore simulation specs to mimic living with sight loss on Wednesday (25 September) at Tenpin Dudley. Beacon’s visually … Continued

The Beacon Blind Bowling team: Visually Impaired Bowling Focuses on sight loss

Sight Service has secured the £575k South Tyneside Sensory Support contract for five years! The tender submission followed a particularly turbulent time at Sight Service with changes across the staff team, Board and in their service delivery. As with many local authorities, South Tyneside Council is undergoing a full review of commissioned services and the … Continued

Sight Service secures £575k bid with South Tyneside Sensory Support

Please take some time to submit a nomination for the 2019 Visionary Awards. We aim to recognise and celebrate the impactful services delivered by sight loss charities and the positive difference made to the lives of blind and partially sighted people. Highlighting the achievements of local charities helps share good practice across the sector and … Continued

Awards

RNIB and VICTA are working together to support children and young people who are blind or partially sighted to study with greater independence using technology. If you are registered blind or partially sighted and a UK resident, you could be eligible for an Apple iPad Air 2 (32GB) and/or an Orbit Reader 20 for Braille … Continued

RNIB Product Grant

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