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.
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?