Deaf Focus would like to introduce their new drop-in service to support deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people in Walsall. The weekly drop in service, can be accessed in full confidence and is free of charge [...]
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To say thank you to Claire and Sharon for looking after their group over the last 7 months, the Thursday afternoon group visited the Hungry Horse, Walsall for lunch. New Group Co-ordinators David and Grace run the group, which continually grows and takes place from 1 pm - 3.30pm alternate weeks. New members [...]
Sorry you are leaving We wish our dearly loved friend Jackie, a happy retirement as she leaves us 29th September 2017 after 13 years of service. We reminisced this morning over a lovely breakfast of pastries and croissants of the happy times and Jackie's first day working [...]
4 September 2017 Source: RNIB Gwyn McCormack, QTVI and Director of Positive Eye, shares simple ways you can improve school life for children with vision impairment. Imagine this scenario.The student is squinting as she peers at the board trying to copy down her homework. She looks around the classroom and shrinks a little [...]
The Bank of England have worked with RNIB on making the New Ten Pound Note accessible 24 August 2017 Source: Bank of England The Bank of England have worked with RNIB on making the New Ten Pound Note accessible for people who are blind and partially sighted. On the front of the polymer £10 note (the side with [...]
The picture alongside this article is: Against a blue background, in the middle of a loop of film, titles: Movies For the Blind - great films, screen optional. We are happy to share with everyone a wonderful website for all moviegoers. Movies for the blind, with thanks to their host Internet Archive have created [...]
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Public Health England has published seven new audio versions of national patient information screening leaflets to help meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people. Screening allows for early identification of conditions that with early intervention can prevent long term illness/disease or death. Audio versions are now available on https://www.gov.uk/ of the following leaflets: Screening tests [...]
Walsall Talking Newspaper Podcast is now available for you to listen to through soundcloud. For weekly news, regular features and entertainment, for all things happening in the Walsall Borough, please click on the link below and enjoy.
Presentations from the Impact of visual impairment on health, wealth & jobs Courtesy of Vision 2020
Have you heard of Mac the macula? He gives us sight so spectacular Say Hello to Mac As part of a campaign to increase awareness of macular disease, the Macular Society have created Mac to tell their story. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, over 600,000 people [...]
A new report, Someone cares if I’m not there explores why loneliness affects so many people with disabilities, from the perspective of disabled people themselves. The report reveals how disabled people can experience loneliness for a wide range of reasons, including; poor access to services, inaccessible transport and venues, and financial challenges. Please click the link below [...]
https://www.vision2020uk.org.uk/thomas-pocklington-trust-launch-online-housing-guide-visually-impaired-people-looking-new-home/ Thank you to Vision 2020 UK for the use of their information.
Shaping Futures Podcast courtesy of Vision 2020 and audioboom, with thanks. Please click the link below, to be taken to the podcast: audioboom vision-uk-2017
Event at Sight Village – Impact of visual impairment on health, wealth & jobs – taking a person-centred approach to wellbeing.
West Midlands Local Eye Health Network in partnership with VISION 2020 UK, Health Education England in the West Midlands, and Sight Village are pleased to invite you to: At Sight Village Birmingham Tuesday 18th July 2017 9.15am – 4.30pm New Bingley Hall, Hockley Circus, Birmingham B18 5PP Being in employment is beneficial for health. Feeling [...]