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Herefordshire Vision Links Technology Day

Come and join our exciting Technology Day on Thursday 13 November 2014 at the town hall in Hereford from 10am until 4pm. Entrance is free for this event and there is a café selling tea, coffee, squash and cakes.   

The Sight village held in Birmingham once a year is a very successful event which attracts a large number of exhibitors and visitors. This has inspired Herefordshire Vision Links to hold a similar event as we appreciate that not everyone would have been able to attend the event in Birmingham. 

Nystagmus Network (NN) e-newsletter, October 2014

Landmarks light-up

Some might say that the success of Wobbly Wednesday is a landmark in the spreading of nystagmus awareness; others might tell you about the three world famous landmarks taking part.  Our colleagues at the American Nystagmus Network got the ball rolling with Niagara Falls being illuminated blue for 15 minutes. In Toronto CN tower is turning blue and here in the UK Blackpool tower will be blue too.

Video brings Nystagnus Network Open Day to life.

A new video from the Nystagmus Network showing the highlights of the charitie’s 2014 Open Day is now available to watch on You tube.

With a single click of the mouse viewers are taken to Leicester.  On stage are Nystagmus experts from Cardiff and Leicester and keynote speaker Sarah Caffrey, a Paralympic rower with nystagmus. Their audience are 150 people all eager to find out more about the eye condition that affects them or a family member. 

Product review: the Bradley timepiece

The Bradley timepiece is a stylish tactile watch designed for visually impaired people.

Developed by Eone with the principles of inclusive design in mind, the watch has had a lot of interest from non-visually impaired people attracted by its stylish appearance.

We asked Dr Philip Gafga and Shaun McGarry, who are both deafblind, to see how the Bradley measures up as a practical device for telling the time.

iPhone 6 and IOS 8 Review

iPhone 6 and iOS 8: A Look at Accessibility with the Help of iOS Without the Eye, by Jonathan Mosen

Bill Holton

Blackpool ‘light up the Tower’ for Wobbly Wednesday

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.

Richard Wilson chairman, Nystagmus Network, said:

Rugby Fun Run Supports WAB

Warwickshire Association for the Blind (WAB) is pleased to announce that proceeds from the Rugby Ready Steady Fun Run will support its services for visually impaired people in Rugby.

We would like to thank Rugby & Northampton Athletics Club for choosing us as this years charity. 

We wish everyone the very best on the run and encourage as many people as possible to support us and the runners on the big day 

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My Guide – Volunteers needed

A new service for Visually Impaired People in your local area

My Guide is a joint project between Warwickshire Association for the Blind and Guide Dogs Association which aims to reduce isolation of Visually Impaired People living in your local community.

We are looking for Volunteers who are happy to train to become a Sighted Guide for a Visually Impaired Person in order to enable individuals to get out into their local community.

Volunteers wanted for our new Shopping Service

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

Valuing our Volunteers Event

We would like to invite you to another Valuing our Volunteers Event.  They are being held at our Drop-In Centres, details below.

Leamington Spa Drop-In Centre, Chandos Court, Chandos Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4YU on 2nd June 2014 at 11am
 
Rugby Drop-In Centre, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2AG on 4th June 2014 at 11am
 

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