Guide Dogs new service, Tech for All, has now launched Whilst technology in schools remains the responsibility of local authorities, the aim of the service is to help children with a vision impairment to have access to their own devices at home – to support learning, or simply to have fun and explore the interests … Continued

Guide Dogs are providing free iPads or iPhones for visually impaired children aged 3-18

Does wheelie bin day mean you don’t leave your house? Do you avoid your town centre because there are too many obstacles that stop you from accessing your local shops? If so, Guide Dogs want to hear from you. They are running a survey for people with sight loss on the built environment, which includes … Continued

Built environment survey

    Thomas Pocklington Trust, together with Guide Dogs and RNIB, has written to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to urge it makes all adults with visual impairment a priority cohort when the vaccination programmes reaches its second phase. The letter outlines the challenges blind and partially sighted people face including social distancing, … Continued

Sight loss charities write to Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

    RNIB, Guide Dogs and Thomas Pocklington Trust have updated their policy guidance on the national restrictions in England including guidance on sighted guiding. 210106 New national restrictions in England from 6 January v1.0 FINAL

Policy guidance for new national restrictions in England

Join Thomas Pocklington Trust on 14 October at 6.30pm when our panel of experts will be answering your questions about technology within education for vision impaired children. Book your place now Would you like to know more about technology or specialist equipment available to support your child? Understanding what such equipment is and is capable … Continued

Education technology support webinar, 14 October, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Three national sight loss charities are urging everyone who works within Higher Education (HE) to access their guidance on supporting students with vision impairment during COVID-19. Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), Guide Dogs and LOOK UK have worked with Disability Advisers, Qualified Teachers for Visual Impairment (QTVI), lecturers and other professionals to produce this Covid-19 specific … Continued

New guidance launched for HE providers to support students with vision impairment

        What is this research project? Guide Dogs, RNIB and Thomas Pocklington Trust are funding research to improve understanding of the needs of blind and partially sighted people. The aim is to listen to different sections of this broad audience in more detail and better define and understand their specific attitudes and … Continued

Segmentation research: request for support from Visionary members

        Charities across the sight loss sector are calling for people with vision impairment to take part in a landmark research study. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs and Thomas Pocklington Trust have jointly launched the study to uncover the realities of life for blind and partially sighted … Continued

Charities call for participation in landmark research

                                     Thomas Pocklington Trust, together with RNIB, Guide Dogs, VIEW, Sense, Habilitation VI UK and The National Sensory Impairment Partnership, has drafted guidance for schools and professionals on the needs of vision impaired children returning to school. This includes … Continued

Guidance for schools and professionals on the needs of vision impaired children returning to school

The importance of vision rehabilitation as a preventative service which enables blind and partially sighted people to maintain independence and wellbeing is well understood within the social care and support sector. Vision rehabilitation provides expert advice to blind and partially sighted people on how to maintain and live in their home safely, and equips them … Continued

ADASS Physical and Sensory Impairment Network provides Vision Rehabilitation – Draft Interim Practice Guidance July 2020

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