Arriva sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter to improve travel for blind and partially sighted people

Arriva UK Bus has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for customers with sight loss. The UK’s five main bus operators [1] have now pledged their commitment to the Charter. RNIB’s Bus Charter sets out 13 commitments Arriva will make to improve bus travel [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Vision 2020 UK Newsletter

A weekly newsletter for those interested in eye health and sight loss issues, from Vision 2020 UK Please click link below to take you to the latest news https://eepurl.com/cIT6V9 Thank you to Vision 2020 UK for the use of their materials

By |March 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Volunteers Needed Volunteer for Walsall Talking News

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

National Express sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter to improve travel for blind and partially sighted people

13 March 2017  Source: RNIB National Express West Midlands has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for customers with sight loss. The bus operator has pledged its support for the Bus Charter, which sets out 13 commitments it’ll make to improve bus travel for passengers. [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Leading charities launch report in parliament to improve the lives of people with sensory loss

13 March 2017  Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust On Monday 6th March, leading sensory loss charities Thomas Pocklington Trust, Sense and Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) hosted an event in the Houses of Parliament to launch their report entitled “Experiences of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for People with Sensory Loss”. The report was produced by the [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Starting Point

A guide for parents and carers whose child has a vision impairment This information introduces you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carers of a child with a vision impairment. “We wanted a map of the next few years. We really wanted to know what do we do next” [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Sight Village – Birmingham 18th & 19th July 2017

Queen Alexandra College Sight Village The Sight Village show in Birmingham is held in July each year and is the UK’s leading exhibition for blind and partially sighted people and for those experiencing age related sight problems. It is an exhibition of the latest products and services for people experiencing failing eye sight, from exhibitors that [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Vision 2020 UK Weekly Newsletter at 06.03.17

 Leading collaboration in eye health and sight loss A weekly newsletter from VISION 2020 UK to those interested in eye health and sight loss issues. Top Stories The College of Optometrists has launched a rebrand and a new website which includes a range of features for members. Read more VISION 2020 UK release podcast featuring [...]

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

Older people’s experience of sight loss in care homes

28 February 2017 Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust New research indicates that there is a need for more visual awareness training to support people with sight loss living in care homes. The research, released by sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (1) today, shows staff, care home residents living with sight loss and their family members [...]

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

VISION 2020 UK Newsletter

     Leading collaboration in eye health and sight loss A weekly newsletter from VISION 2020 UK to those interested in eye health and sight loss issues EU Court decision gives visually impaired and blind people access to more published works People who are blind or visually impaired across Europe will have greater access to [...]

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

Pool Tournament 2017 Winners

The final of our Pool Tournament took place Wednesday 22nd February at the Society and we have a winner, coming back from 1 match down to win the tournament and the much coveted K.D. Memorial Trophy. Together with the trophy, which our winner will keep for the year, they also received a very special gift, which was [...]

By |February 27th, 2017|Social Activities Centre|0 Comments

Focus Day Monday 13th February

Walsall Society for the Blind and Optelec invite you to a Focus Day, for anyone with sight loss. It will be held Monday 13th February 2017 between 11.00 am and 1.00pm, here at Walsall Society for the Blind. There will be equipment demonstrations available, including that of the Optelec Traveller HD, a unique and portable [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Do you have any unwanted gifts?

Don't let your unwanted gifts gather dust Don't throw away or forget them You can pass them on to us We can use your gifts for our raffles and for our tombollas And you will help us raise some funds To continue helping others   Please do get in touch if you have any items [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tea & Tech

Tea & Tech Meeting Wednesday 15th March 2017 Do you have sight loss?  Are you interested in technology but never used a computer, mobile phone or tablet before? Maybe you struggle to use different forms of technology or are just experiencing issues and need advice because of failing eye sight. Come along to our free Tea & Tech [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Macular Society

Walsall Macular Support Group Do you have Macular Degeneration?  Or do you know someone that is affected by it? If so, why not come along to the Macular Society meetings, held at Walsall Society for the Blind every third Monday in the month, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The informal group get together [...]

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

Children’s Party

Annual Children's Party 2017 On Saturday 7th January, we held our Children's Party and were delighted to be joined by families from all over the Walsall Borough. The venue for the party this year was St. Paul's Church at the Crossing, Walsall. We were proud to be joined by the Mayor of Walsall, who joined in the fun [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Children’s Party

Seasons Greetings

From everyone at Walsall Society for the Blind, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Thank you for your support in 2016

By |December 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments


Merry Christmas one and all Santa's here... Despite his busy schedule, Santa came to greet and meet all our services users today, although he wasn't alone, as on hand to help (or hinder) him was a grumpy looking scrooge!!!! no bah humbugs here Scrooge!! We are happy that Santa will be joining us again next week. [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Donation of equipment to Gujarat

We were happy to support Professor Rashid Gatrad OBE and Mr Mohammed Aslam MBE - MIAT - Midland International Aid Trust , by donating three Perkins braillers and equipment, which will form part of a shipment of aids, equipment and medical products going to Pakistan. The braillers will be for use in a School for visually impaired [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Uncategorised, Walsall Talking Newspaper|0 Comments

Thank you Morrisons

Thank you to Morrisons Supermarket, Lichfield Street, Walsall, for their kind donations in support of our Christmas appeal. We are currently looking for prizes for our raffles and tombollas, to raise funds this Christmas.  Money raised will help us continue to provide services, such as social activities, talking newspapers/magazines and community services. We very much welcome support in this way, [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|Fundraising, Uncategorised|0 Comments
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