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.
A young man from Cardiff has used his personal experience of living with a visual impairment to start his own business which aims to support organisations to cater for the needs of visually impaired customers.
From May 2014 Daniel aged 22 from Roath intends to provide training and consultancy services to busin
Research published online today (14 May 2014) by the British Journal of Ophthalmology shows that vivid hallucinations experienced by people with sight loss last far longer and have more serious consequences than previously thought.
The research, conducted by King’s College London in conjunction with the Macular Society, documented the experiences of 492 visually impaired people who had experienced visual hallucinations. They suggest there is a serious discrepancy between medical opinion and the realities of the condition.