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Introducing a new service

                                     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 [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Annual General Meeting 30th November 2017

By |October 25th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Raise funds while you shop

Give as you live Click to Donate  

By |October 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Lunch at the Waterfront

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 [...]

By |October 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Goodbye and Goodluck

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 [...]

By |October 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

RNIB: Easy classroom adjustments for learners with vision impairment

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 [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

New Tactile Ten Pound Note

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 [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Movies For the Blind

  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 [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Give as you Live

Raise FREE funds for us everytime you shop online at over 4,000 + stores. Give as you live for Walsall Society for the Blind 2017-branded-a4poster

By |August 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Screening leaflets for blind and partially sighted people in audio

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 [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Podcast Now Available

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.

By |August 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Podcast Now Available

Presentations from Sight Village 2017

Presentations from the Impact of visual impairment on health, wealth & jobs Courtesy of Vision 2020

By |August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Looking out for signs of sight loss

  https://www.vision2020uk.org.uk/blind-veterans-uk-calls-relatives-look-signs-sight-loss-loved-ones-summer/

By |July 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ten apps for children with sight loss this Summer

  https://www.vision2020uk.org.uk/guide-dogs-ten-apps-children-sight-loss-summer/

By |July 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

‘I Can Do It’ independence course

  https://www.vision2020uk.org.uk/henshaws-limited-places-available-i-can-independence-course-running-august/

By |July 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Meeting of the Macular Society

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 [...]

By |July 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

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 [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Housing, Accommodation & Support Housing

  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.  

By |July 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Vision UK 2017 Conference – Podcast

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

By |June 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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