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

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

Exhibitors We have a fantastic line up of exhibitors for you this year, including; technology, legal advice and leisure. See below for more information about each exhibition and to view the exhibition map.   Stand 1: Associated Optical Since 1983 Associated Optical has sought to provide eye-care professionals with innovative magnification devices to further enhance … Continued

Visionary’s Annual Conference Exhibition

Supported by Vision UK The professional body for Vision Rehabilitation Workers, the Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network (RWPN), has established a professional register which requires all members to undertake a programme of continuing professional development to ensure that they are up to date with all aspects of professional practice.   Safeguarding blind and partially sighted service … Continued

ADASS and Visionary endorse a Professional Register for Vision Rehabilitation Workers

Visionary members: Galloways; SWELVIS; Southampton Sight; NCBA; Focus Birmingham; Hereford Vision Links; Sight Concern Worcester; Vision West of England; Sight Service Gateshead; Yorkshire Coast Sight Support are working with RNIB and Visionary to test the feasibility of introducing a common framework for Confidence-Building Courses (Living with Sight Loss and equivalent). The idea is that this … Continued

Visionary/RNIB Confidence Building Course Partner Pilot

  In July 2019, Fiona Sandford is returning to Visionary in her role of Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation into the next chapters. Fiona said: “I am absolutely delighted to be returning to Visionary as CEO.  This is an exciting time for our sector and Visionary has a really important role to play. … Continued

Fiona Sandford returning to Visionary as Chief Executive Officer

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