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Nystagmus Network (NN) News release

Medicine, muscle surgery and magnets, the latest treatments for nystagmus. 

Experts presenting at the third international nystagmus research workshop, Abingdon, 5-7 September, 2013, described the latest treatments for both infantile and acquired nystagmus.

Rugby Lionesses Run for WAB

Sian Harrison and the Rugby Lionesses are undertaking the 10Km Wolf Run on 2nd November 2013 in support of Warwickshire Asssociation for the Blind.  Why not make a donation through our localgiving page and double your donation with the "grow your tenner" campaign?

WAB Bowls Club changes start time

WAB Bowls Club is now starting later - 10am to 11.30 am - every Friday at the Avon Valley Indoor Bowls Club at Lighthorne.  Non-players welcome.

For more information please contact WAB on 01926 411331

Japan develops robot that could take the place of seeing-eye dogs for visually-impaired people

Workers at a hospital in Japan have demonstrated a new robot that could take the place of seeing-eye dogs for visually-impaired people. A private company in Japan developed the device, which is one meter tall and 50 centimeters wide. The user grips a handle and the robot’s voice leads the person in the right direction. A blindfolded hospital employee tested the robot in Atsugi City, near Tokyo. The device has pre- installed information about the facility. It includes where the walls or doors are located. The robot avoids these obstacles and guides the person safely through the area.

Children with nystagmus are stars of Wobbly Wednesday

A two year old girl on TV, a five year old boy giving a presentation at school and a seven year old doing a sponsored bike ride have all won praise for raising awareness of their eye condition.

To the friends and family of Guide Dog Owners

An invitation to a fun training, information and experience day at Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre.

Friday 25th October 2013  10.30 - 2pm prompt start.

Numbers are limited

Two events in one – a tour of the NBC and a My Guide training and awareness session.

On a tour of the National Breeding Centre you will

·      Discover more about where life begins for a Guide Dog

·      Learn about our state of the art breeding programme

·      See the puppies as they begin their journey            

Cooking for Confidence at Atherstone Volunteer Centre

North Warks Volunteer Centre in Atherstone are currently running Cooking for Confidence 10 week course at the Atherstone Volunteer Centre and plan to run another session at the end of November.

If you are interested, please click the link below

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