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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. This podcast is for the week ending 22nd September 2017.

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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

Pathway for Children and Young People

Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their Families The VISION 2020 UK Pathway for Children and Young People with vision impairment is a best practice, generic pathway that requires health, social care, education and the voluntary sector to work collaboratively to meet the needs of the child [...]

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

Does your little Minion need a sight test?

Vision2020 Litttle Minion Thank you to Vision 2020 for the use of this article   

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

Shelley’s story

This is my brain injury story by Shelley Whale A New Me

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

Help!!!!

Hello everyone, We are giving a shout out, as we are in desperate need of items for raffle and tombolla prizes. We need small items, such as toiletries, chocolates, bric a brac etc, which will help us raise funds to support those with sightloss in the Walsall Borough. Thank you  

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

Low Vision Aid – Demonstration Event

Low Vision Aid 1

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