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Service Information in Audio

We offer many services to help and support people with sight loss and we are happy to help answer any questions or concerns you may have. We have available an audio production of the services we offer, along with our Mission Statement, which is available to listen to by clicking the link below. If you [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Enoch Evans choose WSB as their Charity of 2018

Walsall Society for the Blind are proud to have been chosen by Enoch Evans LLP as their Charity for 2018. This is indeed an honour for WSB and we would like to say thank you to Enoch Evans for choosing us and for their support of the charity and the work that we do for [...]

By |March 8th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Minor Eye Problems?

What is a Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)? Conditions that can be seen under the service include: ● Red eye or eyelids ● Dry eye, or gritty and uncomfortable eyes ● Irritation and inflammation of the eye ● Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye ● Recently occurring flashes or floaters [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Thank you Pertemps

Many thanks to Hayley from Pertemps, who visited us today, to hand over the lovely prizes we won in their Christmas Competition. The prizes received will go towards raising much needed funds for the Society. Thanks again Hayley, it was lovely to meet you. 

By |January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Smart phone Apps

https://www.visionuk.org.uk/macular-society-best-apps-people-visual-impairment/

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Employment and Support Allowance Survey

https://www.visionuk.org.uk/independent-majority-disability-benefit-claimants-left-not-enough-live-campaigners-warn/

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

UK National Eye Health Survey

UK National Eye Health Survey are currently looking for members of the public to join their Patient and Public Involvement Expert Working Group 11 January 2018 Source: NEHS The UK National Eye Health Study (UK NEHS) aims to gather data about the levels (prevalence) of visual impairment (VI) and eye disease in the UK population. We [...]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Childrens’ Annual New Year Party!!!!!!

Held at St.Pauls, The Crossing, Walsall, we were pleased to be joined by lots of families and friends to share an afternoon of entertainment and fun. This year we had an incredible Science Party from Froggle, fast paced, entertaining, fully interactive and packed with dazzling science demos, snow machine and party games. Thanks go to [...]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Walsall Talking Newspaper Podcast

Walsall Talking Newspaper is a digital audio publication, it is recorded onto a USB memory stick and is available for people who have a visual impairment, deteriorating vision or for those who struggle to read print, within the Borough of Walsall. It contains weekly news, features, poetry, jokes and everything happening in the Walsall [...]

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

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 for those with a sensory loss. The drop-in service will be held at Walsall Society for the Blind, [...]

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

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
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