The world famous Blackpool tower is turning blue especially for Wobbly Wednesday, nystagmus awareness day on Wednesday 5th November 2014
In support of the Nystagmus Network, Blackpool tower will be blue with a white heart. A scrolling message will spread awareness of the eye condition nystagmus, characterised by involuntary movements of the eyes. On Wednesday 5th November supporters of NN will be telling people what it’s like to have nystagmus and how the charity can support the 1 in 1,000 people affected by it.
We are looking for Volunteers who will train to become Sighted Guide Assistants, to help individuals get around in supermarkets. If you can spare some time on a Monday morning and live within driving distance of the Shires Retail Park, why not give us a call.
If you would like further information please contact Sue Morris or Elaine Ball on 01926 411331
More than 150 people will converge on the Grand Hotel, Leicester on June 28th for NN’s annual Open Day. The charity has chosen Leicester this year because it’s a recognised centre of expertise for nystagmus.
The nystagmus research team at Leicester University and Leicester Royal Infirmary is probably the biggest in the UK. Typically they see over 600 patients with nystagmus every year. Delegates at Open Day will be able to meet members of Professor Gottlob’s team informally.
Warwickshire County Council’s Community Safety and Trading Standards teams, in partnership with Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Association For The Blind, have created a series of audio files for the blind and partially sighted that give crime prevention advice:
The lack of audio visual (AV) final destination and next stop announcements on buses is a barrier to independence especially for blind and partially sighted people. Guide Dogs is campaigning to have AV installed on all new buses through its "Talking Buses" campaign.