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

Thomas Pocklington Trust are helping to raise awareness of the issues and challenges facing people living with sight loss through the development of a new short film:     What do we see? How the world looks to blind and partially sighted people. This film aims to increase awareness and understanding of the needs and aspirations of blind and partially sighted people.  Thomas Pocklington … Continued

Thomas Pocklington Trust Launch New Video “What do we See?”

London now has a Sight Loss Council to advocate the needs of blind and partially sighted people and influence positive change in the capital. The announcement comes after the successful appointment of 14 members, all of whom are visually impaired themselves. Facilitated by London Vision with funding from Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and the Vision … Continued

New Sight Loss Council launched for London

Following the sad closure of Vision UK, we are pleased to confirm that a new project, jointly funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and RNIB, is underway to determine the best way forward for the England Vision Strategy (EVS). The England Vision Strategy, along with its counterparts in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, aims to address … Continued

England Vision Strategy review project

Thomas Pocklington Trust have worked with other charities in the sector to create a back to school survey on the experiences of vision impaired children since returning to school. This is a follow up to the submission to the Education Select Committees’ inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Education and Children services which ran … Continued

Back to school survey

In the latest episode of The Blind Spot podcast, host Alex Henderson welcomes Thomas Pocklington Trust’s Technology Information Champion Darren Paskell and Sight Loss Council’s Communications Officer Kevin Satizabal to discuss and debate video calling platforms Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Both of these platforms have become the new normal in terms of how we communicate … Continued

Podcast: Teams and Zoom goes head-to-head

        A joint project between RNIB, the professional association of the Vision Impairment Education Workforce (VIEW), Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at University of Birmingham, and Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), aims to establish a UK wide specialist VI curriculum framework for children and young people with vision impairment (VI). … Continued

Launch of UK VI Curriculum Project

Accessible technology in the workplace has come a long way over the last few years allowing blind and partially sighted employees to perform roles as well as their fully sighted counterparts. In the first of five videos for our campaign #BlindAndAble, TPT’s Senior Employment Manager, Martin Sigsworth demonstrates how he is able to create budgets … Continued

Blind and Able: Creating spreadsheets and managing budgets using JAWS

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

The new NHS Covid-19 app for Apple and Android devices launched Thursday 24 September 2020 and can be downloaded from your app store. The app is free and is part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England and Wales. The app has a number of tools to protect you, including: contact tracing local … Continued

NHS Covid-19 app launched

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